Do I Need IRB Approval?

The purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to safeguard the welfare and protect the rights of individuals who participate as subjects in research sponsored by UW-Superior. The UW-Superior Institutional Review Board operates in compliance with the 45 CFR part 46. These regulations outline multiple levels of review and oversight of research by the IRB based on the involvement and risk to human subjects.

If your study involves research with human subjects you will likely need to gain approval from the Institutional Review Board prior to conducting your research. For further guidance and to determine what level of review your research project requires complete the IRB Decision Tree Survey. The questions within this survey will help to determine the level of review required for your research project and outline the forms that must be submitted to the IRB for review.

For more information on how to submit research to the IRB for approval, please visit the Submission Process page.