Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Augustana University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is established to ensure that the rights and welfare of human participants in research are protected. It is the responsibility of those proposing research with human subjects to be familiar with the Augustana IRB Policy.

The rules governing human subject research are described in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 45 CFR 46. Augustana's Institutional Review Board is federally approved and registered with the Office of Human Research Protections. The IRB meets regularly during the academic year and as needed.

Investigators, as well as any assistant directly involved in data collection, are required to provide certification of training in the protection of human subjects in research prior to the beginning of the project. This requirement may be satisfied through NIH free web-based training or CITI, which is free with a CITI membership.

Please feel free to contact the Chair of the IRB Committee with questions or for guidance on process or methodology prior to submitting a proposal. View the steps describing what you, as the researcher, might expect. The IRB has developed several resources for investigators, who are encouraged to use these resources when submitting a proposal. Submit the IRB Proposal Form electronically to

Questions or concerns? Contact the IRB at

Forms & Resources

IRB Members

Dr. Susan S. Hasseler
Dr. Olivia Lima, Chair
Dr. John Bart
Dr. Cecelia Miles
Dr. Shane Scholten
Bishop Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl, community member
Debra Langstraat, CIP, community member