The primary role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the LSU Health Shreveport is to safeguard the rights and welfare of people who participate in research conducted by our investigators.
The IRB also promotes the institution's research mission by providing support, guidance, and education to facilitate ethical and scientifically sound research. Please remember that no research activity can begin until you receive documentation of IRB approval.
Figuring out if you need to submit an IRB application
- Understanding what documents you need to submit
- Getting your protocol ready for review
- Entering your submission into SHIeLDS
LSU Health Shreveport has one established IRB 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.
Are you interested in becoming an IRB member?
To learn more about being an IRB member, please view the:
- IRB New Member Orientation
- IRB Member Review Expectations
- IRB New Member Curriculum
- Conflicting Interests of IRB Members
The orientation course is designed to provide you with a baseline overview.
Training must remain current in human research protections. This consists of completing the initial and ongoing training and education requirements prior to submitting any research projects to the IRB and renewing the educational requirements prior to the training expiration date.
This applies to all IRB staff, Institutional Official, IRB members, principal investigators, sub-investigators, study coordinators, research nurses, technicians, students and any other faculty or staff member engaged in research activities.
IRB approval will not be granted for proposed research or continuing review of research in which all members of the research team have not completed human research protections training or COI disclosure.
Regulations & Ethical Guidance
- "The Common Rule" (45 CFR 46) - Code of Federal Regulations
- 21 CFR 50 and 21 CFR 56
- 21 CFR 312
- 21 CFR 812
- The Belmont Report - Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research
- The Nuremberg Code - Directives for Human Experimentation
- Declaration of Helsinki - Recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subject