About the IRB

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LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport has one established Institutional Review Board that has the expertise to review both social science and biomedical research.

The IRB consist of faculty, staff, and community members appointed by the Institutional Official.

 The IRB is responsible for reviewing and approving, requiring modifications, or withholding approval of research involving human subjects. Approval is granted for one year or less; therefore, the IRBs are also responsible for reviewing ongoing activities on a continuing basis.

To learn more about being an IRB member, please view the:

The orientation course is designed to provide you with a baseline overview of the ethical principles, regulatory foundation and responsibilities of IRB members.