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 an as-needed basis over the summer. Please contact the IRB Administrator if you have a study that may require full committee review during this time. The IRB meets on the 4th Monday of the month August - May. Please submit all documents to the IRB inbox at least 2 weeks before the meeting to allow time for administrative review.

Fall 2016 Meeting Deadlines:

  • October 10
  • November 14

IRB Open Lab Dates:

  • October 17
    Jardine 405
    9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
  • November 14
    Jardine 405
    9:30 – 11:00 a.m.


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IRB Documents & Forms

IRB 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