SU Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Beginning October 1, please anticipate a three week turn around time (15 business, non-holiday days) for responses to exempt and expedited protocols as well as full committee submissions.

The Institutional Review Board meets monthly to review full committee protocols. We will follow this submission schedule for full committee protocol review (which should be on the website soon):

Meeting date: February 28th 
Submissions received by February 7th

Meeting date: March 28th
Submissions received by March 7th

Meeting date: April 25
Submissions received by April 4th

Meeting date: May 16th
Submissions received by April 25th

Before you get started, please review the following two decision trees:

Use of the flowchart is meant to be preliminary guidance only. Researchers must be aware that publishers have the right to require review that is more stringent than federal regulations require. It is recommended that the researcher explore publication requirements prior to declaring that their research does not require IRB review. The SU IRB suggests researchers always seek out IRB review for human subject related research. The SU IRB reserves the right to make the final determination as to which category is most appropriate.

For Faculty/Staff:

For Students:

Information about the IRB: