Institutional Review Board
The IRB reviews all research conducted by USD students and employees. Each academic unit at USD has an IRB Representative who is available for consultation and is required to sign the IRB application prior to submission.
The USD Institutional Review Board (IRB) is located in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Hughes Center 214.
Currently, IRB applications are submitted in hard copy only. There are no deadlines for most IRB applications at USD. Click on the Review Process tab above to begin the application process.
USD requires the use of ethical principles and acceptable conduct in research involving human subjects. All researchers are required to be familiar with:
- The Belmont Report
- The Code of Federal Regulations
- Research Integrity
- University of San Diego Protection of Human Subjects Policy (PDF)
- Biomedical Researchers must be familiar with pertinent California law for biomedical research and current discussion at the Offices of Human Research Protections.