St. Lawrence University Institutional Review Board

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Important Note Regarding CITI Training for AY 2022-23:

All individuals submitting an IRB proposal or a request for continuation of prior approval are required to complete the appropriate CITI Program training prior to submission. No proposals or requests for continuation will be accepted for review without the appropriate CITI training.  

  • If you completed the CITI training 3+ years ago, you will need to complete the Refresher Courses before your proposal/continuation can be reviewed. Login to the CITI website to see if you are due to complete the refresher modules. 
  • If your participants are through the internet (e.g., MTurk), children, international, or in some other way pose special concerns, you will need to complete one or more additional modules in the CITI training. Please click on the link below to CITI Program Training Information for more information.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The schedule for fall 2022 will be posted in August.  Note that requests for continuations are due by the deadline for the first meeting of the semester, which is likely to be at the end of August.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IRB chair, Cathy Crosby at ccrosby@stlawu.edu or (315) 229-5167.

If you would like to attend the IRB meeting at which your proposal will be considered, please contact the IRB chair, Cathy Crosby

Information about the IRB:

The role of the IRB is to insure that the autonomy and privacy of participants in research conducted by members of the St. Lawrence community are protected. Both the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 45, Part 46) and New York State Public Health Law (Article 24-A) require all proposed research involving human participants be approved by the institution’s IRB before it can proceed.

The principles which guide the IRB in its review and decision process are taken from the Policy Statement of the St. Lawrence University Institutional Review Board:

The IRB shall determine whether:

1) the risks to the participant are so outweighed by the sum of the benefit to the participant or the importance of the knowledge to be gained as to warrant a decision to allow the participant to accept these risks;

2) the rights and welfare of any such participants are adequately protected; and

3) legally effective informed consent is obtained from the participants by adequate and appropriate means.

Submitting an IRB Proposal:

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Post-Approval Forms:

CITI Program Training: