The IRB provides training and support for faculty, staff, and students for the IRB process.
All research projects involving human subjects conducted under the auspices of or associated with KHSC-KansasCOM or Kansas Education and Research Network (KERN) require IRB review. This includes projects conducted by faculty, staff, or students. The IRB has the authority to approve, disapprove, monitor, and require modifications in all research activities that fall within its jurisdiction as specified by both the federal regulations and institutional policy.
No research involving human subjects may commence until all required Institutional approvals (including IRB approval) are obtained. The results from studies conducted without obtaining prior IRB approval cannot be represented as having such approval and may not be published in association with KHSC-KansasCOM or KERN.
IRB is guided by the ethical principles described in the following:
The Belmont Report
For any questions regarding your proposed research, please contact Dr. David Shubert, IRB Chair or Dr. Duane Brandau, Director of Research and Scholarly Activity.
To report questionable research: please contact Dr. David Shubert, IRB Chair.
Submit an IRB Proposal through Cayuse
Cayuse Account Request
For outside researchers, click here to open a Cayuse account
Learn how to prepare your research proposal.
Human Ethics Training
You must complete human ethics training to submit a proposal. Get started here.
Kansas Education and Research Network
Concerns or Complaints Email Dr. Shubert with the subject Line: Research Concern or Complaint
Report concerns about ongoing research.