Sponsored Programs, Agreements, Research, and Contracts Office

Institutional Review Board

To help slow COVID-19 spread, the SUU Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) has decided to suspend all research by SUU faculty, staff, and students in which researchers meet with participants, until further notice. This also means that if you are the faculty supervisor of student researchers who are conducting face-to-face research, you should tell them to stop conducting their research until further notice. Online research can continue.

One exception is face-to-face research in which researchers and participants meet anyways, regardless of the research, and the research has no impact on the transmission of coronavirus. This might occur, for example, for K-12 teachers who are also SUU students studying educational topics with their classes.

For studies that could switch from face-to-face to collecting data online, over the phone, etc., we encourage researchers to complete and email (to irb@suu.edu ) the form for proposed changes to an approved project.

If your research is part of an SUU sponsored program (i.e., grant) please contact Sylvia Bradshaw, Director of Sponsored Programs (sylviabradshaw@suu.edu) to properly interpret sponsor specific guidelines and impact.

IRB Committee

  • Bryan Koenig (University IRB Chair); Phone: (435) 586-7864 (GC 308D)
  • Mark Siemon (Vice Chair)
  • Brian Beacom (PVA)
  • Sylvia Bradshaw (Director of Sponsored Programs, Research, Agreements, and Contracts; SPARC)
  • Howard Hu (BUS)
  • Scott Lanning (LIB)
  • Jim Mock (COEHD)
  • Michael Ostrowsky (HSS)
  • Kelli Price (Community Member)
  • Betty Ann Rember (EDUC)
  • Matt Schmidt (COSE)

IRB Forms for Committee Members

IRB Forms and Documents

Review Dates and Deadlines for the Academic Year:

IRB Proposal submissions and applications are accepted anytime; however, there is a monthly deadline associated with their review. The monthly deadline for review is the 7th of the month during the academic year. Application submissions received past the 7th of the month will be reviewed as part of the subsequent month’s deadline. For example, applications received between September 8th and October 7th will be reviewed as part of the October 7th deadline. Applications received between October 8th and November 7th will be reviewed as part of the November 7th deadline. This monthly pattern will follow for other months in the academic year.

The spring 2020 full board meeting schedule:

  • 28 January 2020, 10-11:15am, GC304
  • 27 February 2020, 11:30-12:45pm, GC304
  • 31 March 2020, 11:30-12:45pm, GC304
  • 21 April 2020, 9-11am, GC304

Summer reviews will be done using a similar timeframe, but will be dependent upon the type of proposal. Generally, exempt and expedited reviews can be evaluated over the summer, whereas full board reviews cannot. Full board review proposals received in the summer will be reviewed in the fall semester.

Properly completed proposals generally take 1-2 weeks to approve (if exempt or expedited), or 3-4 weeks to approve (if full board) after the monthly deadline (i.e., the 7th of each month).

Please contact irb@suu.edu if you have questions about this process.

Instructions for downloading IRB forms

PDF forms should be downloaded and opened with Adobe Reader.

IRB Information

Ethic Documents

Federal Regulations and Guides