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Human Subjects Research

Saint Louis University faculty, staff and students who plan to conduct research involving human subjects must obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval BEFORE the research can be conducted. An IRB is an ethics committee composed of scientists and non-scientists who serve as advocates for human subjects in research. 

Saint Louis University has established 3 IRBs (2 with regular meetings and 1 ad hoc) to review and oversee human research studies conducted at SLU or by SLU researchers. Researchers are assumed to need SLU IRB approval if conducting human research unless use of a central or external IRB has been approved. 

Please refer to the Getting Started page for further instruction:

Email to join the IRB e-mail list to get notifications and updates from the SLU IRB.

SLU IRB will update the research community on changes to local requirements in response to regulatory changes throughout 2017 in advance of the January 2018 effective date.

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