All projects involving human subjects and/or information or tissue collection from human beings must be approved by the LSUHSC-NO Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to implementation. After receiving a “Just-in-Time” or the “Notice of Award” the Principal Investigator should begin the IRB process.  Submission of the application to the IRB office will determine whether: 1) the project is human subjects research; 2) the human subjects research project can be Exempt status under the regulations, or 3) the human subjects research project must have IRB review, approval, and continued oversight. The IRB Chairman or designee will make the final decision regarding eligibility for Exempt/Expedited Review and not the Investigator or the faculty advisor.

Below are links for each application—EXEMPT, EXPEDITED, and FULL-BOARD and all necessary forms that should accompany the application.  Simply click on the name of the form below to open the form.
The ORPH is available to answer questions and provide guidance with the preparation of the IRB application.

Please Note:  Student-conducted research must be supervised and submitted by an LSUHSC-NO Faculty mentor.

IRB Application Process:

Three types of IRB Applications—Exempt, Expedited, or Full Board Review PI should select the application appropriate for their research

FULL BOARD REVIEW (Greater Than Minimal Risk)