Institutional Review Board (IRB)

About the IRB

Herzing University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established to provide research support and oversight for the ethical acquisition of knowledge and to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. All proposed studies conducted under the auspices of Herzing University or involving Herzing University students, faculty, or other employees must be submitted to and approved by the IRB. The IRB is responsible for the approval of all protocols involving one or more human subjects to ensure compliance with, and fulfillment of: (1) the policies contained in the IRB document entitled “Guidelines for Researchers” (2) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Human Research Protections’ Institutional Review Board Guidebook (hereafter, HHS OHRP IRB Guidelines); and (3) federal and state regulations related to research with human subjects or studies accessing protected health information.


Please see below for the IRB application, forms, helpful FAQ documents, and the calendar of when the IRB meets to review forms each year.

Before beginning the IRB process all researchers should first read the following documents:

  1. Getting Started: Read this First
  2. Herzing University Statement of Principles
  3. Unanticipated Problems and Adverse Events Guidance


  1. Research Protocol Application

Other Helpful Resources

  1. IRB Bylaws
  2. CITI Certification 
  3. Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
  4. Principal Investigator FAQs


2020 Calendar

IRB Meeting Dates

Submission of Materials Due Dates
January 15January 6
March 18March 4
May 13April 29
July 15July 1
September 16September 2
November 11October 28