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.
For projects, including charitable grants, funded by industry (where there are no federal flow through funds involved), ASU charges a fee for review of human subjects protocols. For rates and additional information, see the Fee Structure.
Submit New IRB Application
To learn how to submit a continuing review or modification, please consult these instructions.
For additional help using ERA, please consult the following guides:
- New Study
- Continuing Review
- Study Closure
- Reportable New Information
- ASU ERA IRB Submission Guide
In-person IRB Training is available. Information on sessions can be found here.
Tiffany Dunning, IRB Coordinator Senior
Erik Williams, IRB Specialist
Kaleigh Michalko, IRB Specialist
Susan Metosky, MPH, IRB Administrator
Debra Murphy, Institutional Official
For additional support, please contact:
Office of Research Integrity and Assurance
CenterPoint, 660 S. Mill Avenue Suite 312
Mail Code 6111