Institutional Review Board

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 to get 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.

Standards for the Protection of Human Participants of Research
Online IRB Ethics Training
Human Participants Research Protocol (HPRP)
Informed Consent
Research Completion
Affiliation Agreement
Cooperative Research Agreement
Change in Research

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)

College of Business and Management: As Needed
College of Arts and Sciences: As Needed
Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences: As Needed 
College of Education and Leadership: (IRB Protocols are due at least 1 week before listed meeting date)

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