Faculty & Staff Researchers


Spring Quarter Update: In-Person Data Collection Activites May Resume

The Office of the Provost and the SU IRB have recently decided to lift the previous COVID restrictions on in-person data collection. While we ask all researchers to use their best judgment and discretion about spacing, masking, and sanitation, no specific requirements will be placed on research activities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IRB at irb@seattleu.edu or 206-296-2585. 

Faculty & Staff Researchers 

Faculty may work on a variety of different types of projects with human subjects in research pursuits, from off-campus studies to pedagogical research in your classroom to advising student researchers. IRB review of various types can mitigate potential risks in your research; see below for details.


The categories of review and approximate timelines for exempt, expedited, and full-board studies may help you in planning your submission.

We work with faculty and staff on a variety of projects, with and without student researchers, in and out of classroom settings.  We have offered some general types of projects on this website but realize that yours may fall into a grey area.  Please consult with the IRB regarding any questions about your plans or projects; we will work with you to identify the process that is most appropriate for you.