Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board is responsible for evaluating and approving all research done on or by Stritch's faculty, staff, and students.

Research is an important component of Cardinal Stritch University’s activities. Since much research involves human participants, it is important that the rights of research participants are protected. This is not only an ethical obligation but a legal responsibility as well.

Any student, faculty or staff member of Cardinal Stritch University who anticipates performing research utilizing human participants (including certain classroom activities), must have their research reviewed and approved by Stritch’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). This applies whether these participants are recruited from Stritch or elsewhere. Individuals not affiliated with Stritch must also have approval if they intend to recruit Stritch students, faculty, or staff.

Before beginning the IRB process, all researchers should first read the IRB Overview and Instructions and Definitions of Research so that you are familiar with what is considered research and what are considered normal classroom activities. Information and forms that you will or may need are listed below.

Information and Forms Needed for ALL Researchers

Information and Forms Needed for SOME Researchers

Related Links

  • OHRP (Office for Human Research Protections: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

Scheduled Meetings (2014-2015)

  • Central: February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8
  • College of Business and Management: As needed
  • College of Arts and Sciences: January 30, February 20, March 20, April 24, May 15
  • College of Education and Leadership: Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, and Aug. 12
  • Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences: As needed