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.
Fall 2017 IRB Meeting Deadlines:
Fall 2017 IRB Open Lab Dates:
**Notice** The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have issued final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule – 45CFR46). The Final Rule is set to go into effect on January 19, 2018. According to DHHS, the revised rule implements new steps to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators.
Some of the changes that will affect the type of research typically conducted at Wichita State University include the following:
Submission Freeze – In order to transition to and implement the revised common rule, there will be a freeze on new study submissions from December 18, 2017 - January 18, 2018. Please plan accordingly. Studies that were submitted before December 18 will continue to be processed as well as any amendments or continuations for existing studies that are needed during this time. New studies submitted before the submission freeze that are not approved by January 18, 2018 will be withdrawn. The study will need to be resubmitted using the new forms and will be reviewed under the new common rule criteria.
IRB’s across the country are awaiting additional guidance from the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) on how to implement these changes. More information will be posted as it is received in the IRB office. Training sessions will also be offered as the effective date approaches. Please contact IRB@wichita.edu with any questions.
For more information or questions please call:
Office of Research