SIU School of Medicine Institutional Review Board (IRB)


The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing proposed research that includes humans as subjects. This includes any study which is: (1) sponsored by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; (2) conducted in any school of medicine facility; or (3) conducted by school of medicine faculty, staff, residents or medical students. Research to be performed by a community-based investigator and/or research to be conducted in any school of medicine affiliated hospitals or sites may also be reviewed by the IRB with the appropriate authorization agreements.

The committee is composed of members with varying backgrounds and expertise; scientific, non-scientific, and community representatives. In addition, the IRB calls on individuals with competence in special areas to assist in reviews and is responsible for ensuring equitable selection of research subjects, overseeing institutional and regulatory compliance in the conduct of research, and protecting the rights and welfare of human research subjects.

For full details on the IRB committee and staff information, IRB review fees, policies and guidelines, and other resources, please visit the IRB webpage.

All items reviewed by the IRB are submitted electronically through iRIS (Integrated (Medical) Research Information System). iRIS is a web-based system created by the iMedRIS Data Corporation. Additional information on iMedRIS can be found here.