Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

The Institutional Review Board is responsible for reviewing research involving human subjects and enforcing the requirement of informed consent to assure that the rights and welfare of subjects who participate in research conducted by WSU faculty, staff and students are protected and that the University is in compliance with federal requirements (Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 46).

The IRB meets on the fourth Monday of the month. Please submit all documents to the IRB inbox at least 2 weeks before the meeting (deadline dates below) to allow time for administrative review.

Spring 2018 IRB Meeting Deadlines:

  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14

Spring 2018 IRB Open Lab Dates:
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Jardine 409E

  • January 18 - **TIME CHANGED TO 12:30-2:00 p.m.**
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 12
  • May 10

**Notice – UPDATE** The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal departments and agencies have announced an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that delays by six months the effective date and general compliance date of the revisions to the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (also known as the Common Rule) originally published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 7149).  Most provisions in the revised Common Rule were scheduled to go into effect on January 19, 2018.  The IFR delays the effective date and general compliance date to July 19, 2018, providing regulated entities additional time to prepare to implement these revisions.

What this means for WSU investigators – The submission freeze is lifted and all current processes and policies remain in effect until at least July 19, 2018. Please contact IRB@wichita.edu with any questions. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition!

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IRB Applications and Guides

IRB Resources & Links

IRB Frequently Asked Questions

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The Institutional Review Board Committee

For more information or questions please call:

Dr. Michael Rogers
IRB Chairperson

Katie Williams
Senior IRB/IACUC Administrator
Office of Research

Linda Steinacher
IRB/IACUC Assistant
Office of Research