Welcome to our A to Z guide to the IRB process. If you’ve made it through the considerations on our getting started page and determined that you need IRB approval for your research, this section will take you through next steps.
In general, the IRB process includes:
This section has the forms, guidance, and information you need for the various phases of the IRB process. Select from the options below.
Need help designing your study or developing a SLU IRB application? The “Sample Protocols” link will take you to a portal of already approved SLU IRB Applications organized by type of research. For clinical researchers, we’ve provided links to helpful NIH protocol design tools and templates.
Need help preparing and submitting an IRB application to an approved external/central IRB? Using an external or central IRB for IRB review still requires an abbreviated submission to the SLU IRB Office for local administrative review and pre-authorization. This section includes forms and helpful tools to guide you through this process. This section contains information on IRB expectations for conducting IRB-approved research and the forms and guidance you may need along the way.
Know what you’re looking for? Use our forms and guidelines compilations to get what you need. The IRB can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 977-7744 if you need help.