The Human Subjects Committee (also known as the Institutional Review Board, or IRB) assures that risks to human research subjects are minimized, consent is voluntary and informed, and confidentiality is protected. The Committee upholds the principles articulated in the Belmont Report and applies the regulations articulated in the Common Rule.
To determine if your study/research/project requires Committee review, go to: https://decisionchart.questionpro.com and answer a few targeted questions.
All researchers conducting human subjects research are required to complete training in the protection of human research participants found at www.citiprogram.org.
Submitting a proposal:
Submit your completed application form, documentation of training, and additional materials (surveys, consent forms, etc.) as a single PDF to SDSU.IRB@sdstate.edu.