How to Apply to the IRB

Follow these steps to apply to the IRB:

  • Determine if the project meets the definition of human subject research.
  • Read through the Responsibilities of the PI section.
  • Complete the required training course on the protection of human participants in research. The IRB subscribes to the CITI Online Training Program to comply with this regulation. Additional information and the CITI website can be found here.
  • Determine the level of review.
  • Complete the IRB Application Form found on the Forms tab.
  • Complete any necessary consent forms and/or appendices to your application.
  • Submit your IRB Application Form and any other necessary appendices and documentation of CITI training to the IRB Office, 302 Old Main, or email it to

You must receive approval from the IRB before conducting your research. DO NOT begin your study until approval has been granted. This is a violation of Federal regulations.

Call or email the IRB Office if you have any questions.

IRB Handbook for Investigators - designed to provide direction and assistance to faculty, staff and students or other personnel who are conducting human participants research at SRU. 

Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

Exempt from Full Review: No deadline. Protocols are usually reviewed within 5-7 working days of receipt.

Expedited Review: No deadline. Protocols are usually reviewed within 15-20 working days of receipt.

Full Board Meetings: Unless otherwise noted, meetings start at 12:30p.m. in Old Main, Room 304. If the IRB does not receive the application packet by noon on the deadline date, it will be reviewed at the next month's meeting.

Full Board Review Submission Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Fall Semester 2023

Submit by Noon on: Meeting Dates:
Thursday, September 14, 2023 Thursday, September 21, 2023
Thursday, October 19, 2023 Thursday, October 26, 2023
Thursday, November 23, 2023  Thursday, November 30, 2023 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 Thursday, December 14, 2023

Spring Semester 2024

Submit by Noon on: Meeting Dates:
Thursday, January 11, 2024 Thursday, January 18, 2024
Thursday, February 8, 2024 Thursday, February 15, 2024
Thursday, March 21, 2024 Thursday, March 28, 2024
Thursday, April 18, 2024 Thursday, April 25, 2024