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Human Subjects Compliance

Summary of Policy

Research projects that use humans as subjects must be reviewed by Eastern Washington University's Institutional Review Board. Please read the university's policy on human subjects.

Submit your application to the Office of Grant and Research Development, located at Showalter 210. If your application requires a full board review, (not all applications do) the application submission deadline is 10 calendar days before the full review board meeting (see below for the current meeting schedule). If you have any questions, contact Dr. Sarah Keller, chair of the IRB, at 359-7039, or Ruth Galm at 359-6567. IRB applications and resources are located here.


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.  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. 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Human Subject Research Training Modules

How to enroll in a CITI course


The Institutional Review Board generally meets monthly during the academic year. If you have questions about an application or the meeting schedule, contact the Office of Grant and Research Development at 359-6567.

Summer 2017 Meeting Schedule

(deadlines are for non-exempt applications requesting full review)

A summer meeting is contingent upon the IRB receiving an application requiring full review.

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