Human Subject Compliance
Polices and procedures for human subject research.
210 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004-2444
Human Subject Compliance
Research projects that use people as subjects must be reviewed by Eastern Washington University's Institutional Review Board. Please read the university's policy on human subjects.
Please turn in your application to the Grants Office in Showalter 210. If your application requires full review (not all applications do) the application submission deadline is 10 working days before the full review meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Keller, the chair of the IRB, at 359-7039, or Ruth Galm at 359-6567.
On-line training for both biomedical and social and behavioral science human subjects research is available for EWU Institutional Review Board members and researchers through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami. The training includes mandatory modules for IRB members and modules on specific topics including, but not limited to, informed consent, records based research, research with special populations, and cultural competency in research. Please check with Ruth Galm, Human Protections Administrator, or with your faculty advisor regarding department or institutional requirements for training on human subjects in research. All personnel conducting federally supported research involving human subjects are required to complete the training offered through CITI.
The Institutional Review Board generally meets monthly. The meeting schedule is determined by timely applications received for review.
If you have questions about an application or the meeting schedule, please feel free to contact the Grants office at 359-6567.
Please make sure to provide the correct number of copies with your application.
- An original and two copies are needed for Exempt and Expedited applications
- An original and fourteen (14) copies are needed for Full Board applications.
All signatures must be obtained before the application is turned in.
Fall 2013 Schedule
Friday, October 18, 1:30 PM, Showlater Hall Room 201. Deadline for application is Wednesday, October 9 by 5:00 PM in Grants office.
Friday November 8, 1:30 PM, Showalter Hall Room 201. Deadline for application is Wednesday October 30 by 5:00 PM in the Grants office.
Monday, December 16, 1:30 PM, Showalter Hall Room 201, Deadline for application is Thursday December 5 by 5:00 PM in the Grants office.
You can download IRB forms as .pdf and/or Microsoft Word files. Please make sure to include the appropriate number of copies with your applications. Please also obtain all the necessary signatures before submitting the application.
Please return all forms to 210 Showalter Hall, or by mail: Office of Grant & Research Development, Eastern Washington University, 210 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004
Assurance for Projects for which IRB is NOT REQUIRED
Under certain conditions classroom research projects and quality improvement/quality assurance (QI/QA) projects undertaken by EWU faculty, staff, and students do not require review and approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research. To conduct a project without an IRB review, all of the conditions identified for the type of project to be undertaken must be met. To assure that a project is not subject to IRB review and approval, an Assurance Form must be completed and signed by the person responsible for the project and submitted to the Office of Grant & Research Development (OGRD), Showalter Hall 210, prior to conducting the project.
Submit an original and one copy. You can download the form in pdf or Word format below.