institutional review board


The Augustana University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is established to ensure that the rights and welfare of human participants in research are protected. It is the responsibility of those proposing research with human subjects to be familiar with the Augustana IRB Policy.

The rules governing human subject research are described in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 45 CFR 46. Augustana's Institutional Review Board is federally approved and registered with the Office of Human Research Protections. The IRB meets regularly during the academic year and as needed.

Investigators, as well as any assistant directly involved in data collection, are required to provide certification of training in the protection of human subjects in research prior to the beginning of the project. 

Please feel free to contact the Chair of the IRB Committee with questions or for guidance on process or methodology prior to submitting a proposal. View the steps describing what you, as the researcher, might expect. The IRB has developed several resources for investigators, who are encouraged to use these resources when submitting a proposal (use our online submission system)

Questions or concerns? Contact the IRB at

Important Information

  • IRB Online Submission Form
  • Samples/Resources
  • Forms & Resources
  • The Augustana IRB meets during the academic school year. If your proposal requires a convened or full Board review be sure to keep that in mind.
  • Implementation of the "New" Common Rule took effect on January 21, 2019. Please make sure you are using updated formats, especially the Informed Consent!

IRB Members