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Institutional Review Board

What is the IRB?

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established by an institution to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in research activities. Federal, state and university regulations require all human subjects research conducted by Boise State University faculty, staff and students to be approved by the IRB before the research can be conducted. The Office of Research Compliance provides administrative support.

Assurance and Registration

Boise State University maintains a Federalwide Assurance of compliance with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). The University assumes responsibility and obligations to ensure all research activity involving human subjects will be regulated under this Assurance, regardless if research activity is funded or unfunded.

In accordance with our FWA (FWA00000097), the University is registered with OHRP (identified as IORG0000591) and has established two Institutional Review Boards (IRB00000924 & IRB00008762).


IRB Walk-In Hours

The IRB office hosts walk-in hours for students, staff and faculty seeking guidance about the IRB process. We encourage investigators to meet with the IRB office early in their research planning. If you are not available during walk-in hours, appointments can also be scheduled by contacting the ORC at 208-426-5401 or humansubjects@boisestate.edu.

Walk-In Hours
Wednesdays, 2-4PM

 

IRB Monthly Meetings

SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL

These meeting and due dates are applicable for FULL BOARD protocol applications only. Exempt and Expedited protocol applications can be submitted at any time.
MEETING DATEAPPLICATION DUE
January 3rdDecember 20th
February 7thJanuary 24th
March 7thFebruary 21st
April 4thMarch 21st
May 2ndApril 18th
June 6thMay 23rd
July 5thJune 20th
August 1stJuly 18th

BIOMEDICAL

These meeting and due dates are applicable for FULL BOARD protocol applications only. Exempt and Expedited protocol applications can be submitted at any time.
MEETING DATEAPPLICATION DUE
January 18thJanuary 4th
February 15thFebruary 1st
March 15thMarch 1st
April 19thApril 5th
May 17thMay 3rd
June 21stJune 7th
July 19thJuly 5th
August 16thAugust 2nd