Human Subject Research Information


Human Subject Research Information
Welcome to the IRB submission page.
There is historical information on Weber State University’s IRB home page. To locate this site go to “I” in the index. Click on Institutional Review Board tab. This site provides background on IRB at WSU and basic information concerning IRB.

Of major concern with all research is the protection of subjects and any ethical issues within your research.

Three basic principles of ethics are particularly relevant to the protection of human subjects in biomedical and behavioral research. They are:
1. Respect for Persons: recognition of the personal dignity and autonomy of individuals and special protection of those persons with diminished autonomy

2. Beneficence: obligation to protect persons from harm by maximizing anticipated benefits and minimizing possible risks of harm

3. Justice: fairness in the distribution of research benefits and burdens.

Please read the WSU Guidelines for further information pertaining to the policies and procedures used at WSU for the use of human subjects in research. Our mission is not necessarily one of evaluating what does or does not constitute scientific merit but to assure that the participants are treated as individuals with respect for their rights. When more than minimal risk is involved to the participants, scientific merit will be questioned.
On the left side tab, you will find “Application & Instructions”. The new form is located there. Also included is an Informed Consent template which you can use to create your informed consent or use
If you have any questions, you can direct them to
Dr. Natalie Williams
Chair, IRB
Education Subcommittee
1. Download Application Form and Instructions
2. Read steps to complete IRB submissions.

3.Include the following:  IRB application with original signatures of the PI and Chair, any instruments used in the study, informed consent letter, signature page of the proposal with original signatures, and CITI certificates for PI and Chair, and mentor document.