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Research projects involving human subjects require review and approval by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB is an ethics committee composed of scientists and non-scientists who serve as advocates for human subjects in research. The IRB is charged with the responsibility of reviewing and overseeing human subjects research conducted under the aegis of Saint Louis University.
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Saint Louis University has established 3 IRBs (2 with regular meetings and 1 ad hoc) to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of Saint Louis University.
The first question a researcher should consider with respect to IRB review is whether the research project fits the definition of human subjects research. In light of the mission to protect human subjects, and the potential regulatory consequences of not obtaining IRB review and approval, the investigator should choose to err on the side of caution and consult the IRB when he/she is uncertain whether the study is human subjects research or not.
For more information about what is considered human subjects research, please see the brochure Is Your Project Human Subjects Research? A Guide for Investigators."
Access to eIRB Submission System: https://eirb.slu.edu/