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 most 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.

Before beginning the IRB process, all students should read the IRB Overview and Definitions of Research so that you are familiar with what is considered research and what are considered normal classroom activities. When you are ready to begin your submission, please refer to the forms in your college, as outlined below.

Information for all Researchers

Forms for Researchers in the College of Education and Leadership

Forms for Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences

NOTE: If you have trouble accessing the documents embedded in the "Directions" document above, please use the links below:

Forms for Researchers in the College of Business and Management

Forms for Researchers in the College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff 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: TBD
  • College of Business and Management: As needed
  • College of Arts and Sciences: TBD
  • 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: As needed