St. Bonaventure University

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Information for Faculty



St. Bonaventure University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research activities. If your research involves human subjects in any way, you need to consider IRB prior to collecting data. Their website contains charts to let you know what type of research requires a review. If you have never submitted an IRB application through SBU, you will need to complete online training, also available on their website, prior to submitting to the board.

You can find everything you need to know about how to submit a successful IRB application:
  1. First, watch this helpful video for tips on writing an excellent application the first time! The video was created by Dr. Suzanne Soltysik, who co-chairs the IRB, along with Dr. Doug Pisano.
  2. Then, visit the IRB;s MySBU site at https://my.sbu.edu/academics/institutional-review-board-(irb)
    • Click on the link on the top right column of the IRB page to begin your IRB application.
Dr. Soltysik will be offering a faculty development workshop in the Spring 2022 semester--watch for an announcement!