The primary role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) 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.
Our staff is happy to help with the IRB process:
Use a Consult Request Form to schedule a one-on-one meeting.
- 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