Welcome to the newly designed IRB website! 

If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at irb@seattleu.edu


Training Update, September 2018:

       NIH Training has been discontinued. The Human Subjects Research Training from the National Institutes of Health is no longer available. This website will no longer be active and certification records will no longer be accessible as of September 27, 2018.

       CITI Training modules have been updated for SU researchers. The modules required for certification of human subject research training at SU have been revised (updates will be active as of October 1). The required training will be more streamlined, and several modules will be optional depending on research interests.

       NOTE: If you have completed either NIH or CITI training within the past four years, you do not need to retake CITI until your current certification expires.

       Additional information is on the Human Subjects Research Training page. If you have questions about these revisions, please contact us. We welcome your feedback.


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 process or your specific protocol, please contact us at 206-296-2585 or irb@seattleu.edu