Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a university-wide standing committee whose primary mission is to ensure the rights and welfare of all human participants in CUSM affiliated research. The IRB has the authority to review, approve, disapprove, or require changes to all studies under their purview. IRB review process is guided by federal and state regulations, university policy, and the Belmont Report. All human subject research conducted at CUSM by faculty, staff and students must have an approved IRB protocol before the research can be conducted.

Education & Training

Required Human Subjects Protection Training – Everyone conducting human subjects research and listed on the Project Roster is required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online course.

Training Instructions

IRB Contacts

Questions about the IRB and CUSM policies and procedures regarding human subjects in research can be directed to: