Researchers not Affiliated with USD

Researchers not affiliated with USD who wish to recruit USD students or employees as research participants must obtain USD IRB approval.

  • In order to apply for IRB approval at USD, unaffiliated researchers must locate a full-time, current USD faculty member who is willing to serve as a sponsor.
  • The USD IRB is not able to assist unaffiliated researchers with locating a sponsor.
  • The USD Sponsor is responsible for assisting the researcher with preparing their IRB application and obtaining all necessary signatures.
  • No applications from unaffiliated researchers will be accepted without all required signatures on the Signature Page of the application.