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 in turn gives protection to the researcher. Southeastern is guided by the ethical principles set forth in the Belmont Report (www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/belmont.html) and follows federal regulations based on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46: www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/45cfr46.html).
All PIs should read and be familiar with the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before submitting a form. The FAQ addresses common mistakes that can delay approval of a protocol.
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 are links to free online training that can be used to fulfill this requirement.
IRB questions can be directed to the IRB Chair, Dr. Michelle Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or(985)549-2077.