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Institutional Review Board

Review Delays Around Holidays

We make every effort to review applications as quickly as possible; however the holidays often delay reviews due to the availability of reviewers.  Please keep this in mind over the coming weeks.

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
September 6thAugust 23rd
October 4thSeptember 20th
November 1stOctober 18th
December 6thNovember 22nd
January 3rdDecember 20th

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
September 21stSeptember 7th
October 19thOctober 5th
November 16thNovember 2nd
December 21stDecember 7th
January 18thJanuary 4th