Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Consistent with our core values, Saint Leo University is committed to the safety and protection of those participating in research. The SLU IRB is charged with review and approval of research involving human subjects conducted in association with our campus community. The SLU IRB ensures compliance with the ethical principles of research articulated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To submit a proposal to the SLU IRB, please review the application submission procedures before completion of the IRB application and appropriate IRB consent form(s).

For additional information regarding submission to the SLU IRB, please refer to IRB FAQs or email any queries to

PLEASE NOTE: Starting with the Spring 1 term 2013, the IRB requires applicants and faculty advisors to show proof of ethical certification obtained within the past 3 years for applications to be reviewed. Saint Leo University provides access to the certificate program developed by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI training), using your Saint Leo username and a password of your choice. Student applicants need to register as “Student Researchers” to access the student modules. Other applicants should complete the basic training for Social and Behavioral sciences. A refresher course is available for individuals who have an expired certification. The IRB also accepts certification from other recognized institutions relevant to various disciplines, such as the NIH training. Please send proof of certification to, or include it in your application.

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