Institutional Review Board


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 2023 full board meeting schedule is TBD.

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. Proposals requiring a full board review 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 if you have questions about this process.

CITI Ethics Training

The SUU IRB requires CITI training to be submitted for all researchers (faculty, staff, students, and faculty supervisors) conducting research on human subjects. CITI training is good for 3 years, after which researchers need to recertify. Submit CITI training certificates for all researchers along with your IRB application.

CITI Course Instructions

Contact the IRB Chair


IRB Forms

PDF forms should be downloaded and opened with Adobe Reader. Google Forms require a Google account to complete.

Instructions for downloading IRB forms

Effective January 1, 2023, all researchers must use the IRB Proposal Form (either PDF or Google Form). The IRB Application For Exemption Status Form will NOT be accepted.