Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
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Institutional Review Board

At Southeastern Louisiana University, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) exists to assess and evaluate the ethical, safety, and legal ramifications of research projects involving human participants. The review process gives protection to the researcher. Southeastern is guided by the ethical principles set forth in the Belmont Report and follows federal regulations based on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. (45 CFR 46) 

All Principal Investigators (PIs) should read and be familiar with the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before submitting a form. The FAQ addresses common mistakes that may delay approval of a protocol.

IRB Policies and Procedures

The IRB meets the second Wednesday of each month at 3:00 P.M. in the McGehee Hall Conference Room. Proposals must be submitted by the end of the day on the Thursday before to be eligible for review at that month's meeting. Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to attend the meetings if possible in order to expedite the approval process.

Training for Researchers

IRB Policies require Principal Investigators (PI) to complete training on the rights of human research participants. Below is a link to free online training to fulfill this requirement.

NIH - Protecting Human Research Participants



Dr. Michelle Hall, IRB Chair