On September 13, 2013, ORIA adopted ERA, a software application that allows researchers to submit and manage IRB protocols. To learn how to submit a new IRB protocol, continuing review, or modification, please consult these instructions.
The role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to review all proposed research involving human subjects to ensure that subjects are treated ethically and that their rights and welfare are adequately protected.
The IRB is composed primarily of faculty members from disciplines in which research involving human subjects is integral to that discipline's work, researchers whose primary interests are non-scientific, as well members from the community. The human subjects review process is administered through the Office of Research Integrity and Assurance.
All research activities involving the use of human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before data collection can begin. Investigators may not solicit subject participation or begin data collection until they have IRB approval.
Fees and External IRBs
In order to meet the growing costs associated with the review of research involving human subjects the ASU IRB began charging a fee for all protocols funded by private industry sponsors effective on May 1, 2009.There is no charge for research funded from other sources or for unfunded research. The fee is not based on whether the project is actually initiated, but rather on the fact that the project received review by the ASU IRB. The fee is paid up-front at the time of protocol submission and covers the initial and subsequent review of amendments and adverse event reports during the 12 month period of approval. Investigators and/or departments are responsible for the payment of this fee at the time of protocol submission. For more information, please refer to:
ASU has an affiliation with the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB). Under the affiliation agreement, investigators conducting Industry Sponsored, Multi-site, Clinical Investigations or Clinical Trials may submit their projects for review by WIRB.There is also a fee for studies that are submitted to WIRB.
Projects eligible for submission to WIRB must meet any of the following criteria: clinical trials, industry sponsored, multi-site.
Projects submitted to WIRB will first receive a local context review by submission to the ASU IRB. This review allows the ASU IRB to evaluate the project with regard to compliance with state and local laws as well as ASU IRB Policies and Procedures. Researchers must submit a local context review as well as related materials.
For more information please refer to:
Tiffany Dunning, IRB Coordinator
Telephone: (480) 639-7396
David Marin, IRB Specialist
Telephone: (480) 965-4796
Dayna Molyneaux, IRB Specialist
Telephone: (480) 727-5609
Dianne DeNardo, IRB Compliance Coordinator
Telephone: (480) 727-5602
Susan Metosky, MPH, IRB Administrator
Telephone: (480) 727-0871
Debra Murphy, Director for Office of Research Integrity and Assurance
Telephone: (480) 965-2179
Submit all applications through ERA here.
For additional support, please contact us:
Office of Research Integrity and Assurance
CenterPoint, 660 S. Mill Avenue Suite 315
Mail Code 6111