Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) is a Marian University committee charged to protect human subjects in research by ensuring the adequacy of research conducted with human subjects, and to minimize risks and maximize the potential for benefit from human subjects' participation in research. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) acts as the primary contact between the IRB and Marian community members and any others who require assistance or desire interaction with the IRB. The Marian University IRB has received a Federalwide Assurance Number (FWA) through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Marian's FWA is FWA00014929, and approved through November 2013.
Any research project, sponsored or unsponsored, originated at or supported by the University that involves human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB. Please refer to the IRBGuidebook at http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/archive/irb/irb_guidebook.htm for further guidelines and government regulations.
The IRB requires all Marian faculty, staff, and students involved in research to complete CITI training in the ethical use of human participants in research. Beginning January 2009, all researchers submitting IRB applications must have completed the initial education and certification through the CITI web-based training program. Please note that although every student has a Marian University email account, registration can be done to any email address as long as the institutional affiliation is set to Marian University.
Please click here for instructions on registering for and completing the CITI training.
IRB Forms and Templates
All documents related to the IRB can be found on the MyMarian website; please click here to go to the appropriate folder.
Timeline for Full Board Review
Only protocols requiring full board review (typically protocols with high potential risk) must be submitted in accord with posted deadlines. Protocols which qualify for review as expedited or exempt from further IRB oversight may be submitted at any time.
If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals must be received in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 4:30pm the next business day.
Full Board Meeting Dates
Submission Deadlines for Full Review
|January 24, 2013
||January 17, 2013
|February 21, 2013
||February 14, 2013
|March 21, 2013
||March 14, 2013
|April 18, 2013
||April 11, 2013
|May 09, 2013
||May 02, 2013