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Institutional Review Board

Application Process

All research conducted at Saint Xavier University which involves human or animal subjects must first be reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The mission of IRB is to assure that ethical guidelines for research are followed. IRB reviews each research proposal and will either approve the proposal or make a formal request for changes to meet ethical guidelines for human subjects research stated by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and/or Ameriacan Psychological Association (APA). In cases of animal or other sensitive research, the proposal will be reviewed by the entire IRB committee.  The committee consists of several faculty members representing all four schools.  Most of the committee members are engaged in research in addition to their academic responsibilities.

Applications for review of research are accepted by IRB at any time, and are reviewed by the committee typically on a two week turn around during the academic calendar year. Applications received outside of the academic calendar year are completed as time permits. All applications should use the IRB Application Form and follow the steps listed below. Applicants are encouraged to access specific handbooks for advice in completing projects for specific research projects with the appropriate templates (consent forms, parent permission, institutional agreements, etc.)

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