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Human Research Protections (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board protects the rights of humans in research and maintains confidentiality of data. History has demonstrated the need for appropriate oversight, which resulted in the regulations we have today.

Activities that may require IRB review and approval:

  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Interviews and focus groups 
  • Collecting or using data about humans
  • Use of human tissues/specimens 
  • Activities involving interaction or intervention with human subjects
  • Data about identifiable living persons when the data is not publicly available 
  • Data or samples that can be linked to an identifiable living person 

See FSH 1640.54 and 5200 for a detailed description of IRB functions, membership and human subjects research.

IRB Meeting Schedules

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets monthly. These meetings are open to the public. The meeting times are currently the first Tuesday of the month from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. during the academic calendar year. Should you wish to attend the meeting, please contact the Office of Research Assurances to verify the meeting time, date and location. You may reach us at 208-885-6162.

News & Announcements

The IRB is now requiring the use of the online CITI course for the completion of Human Subject Training.

All investigators, staff and students with Human Subjects training greater than three years old (from any training source) are required to update their training through the CITI Training module below. All new protocol submissions may be held for approval until the training has been updated. Please note that all personnel listed on protocols must complete the human subjects training. Please contact Jennifer Walker, IRB Coordinator, at 208-885-6340 with any questions.

How to register for a CITI account

CITI Training Program

Note: It is important to verify research activities and the status of protocol submissions with the Office of Research Assurances (ORA) before beginning any human subjects research.

Office of Research Assurances

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 114
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010


Phone: 208-885-6162

Web: ORA Website