Coming Spring Quarter


IRB Drop-in Office Hours -- Mondays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Admin 201


[Check here for any weekly schedule alterations before you stop by.]

  • Are you a student planning a project in which you conduct interviews or surveys (in person or online)?
  • Are you a faculty member interested in collecting data from your students for pedagogical research? Or do any of your course activities involve students collecting data from people?
  • Are you currently working on a submission and have questions? Would you like guidance before you submit?
  • Not sure whether you need IRB review?

Then swing by our office with your questions and/or materials! Although our input will not reflect a formal review, we're happy to talk with you and assist with your project. For more information or to schedule a fixed appointment, please call x2585 or email


As a Seattle University researcher, you must submit any project proposal involving human subjects as participants to the SU Institutional Review Board (IRB) to comply with SU policy and Federal regulations. The IRB will review the project to assess physical, psychological, legal, and/or social risks to research participants. Through this review process, the IRB will help you minimize risks for participants by establishing protections reflecting best practices in human subjects research and University policies. The IRB also seeks to protect researchers and the University through appropriate design of research studies to comply with Federal regulations and SU requirements. 

If you have questions about the IRB, the process, or your specific protocol, please contact us at 206-296-2585 or