Center for Teaching & Learning

Institutional Review Board

The RSU IRB Committee reviews research protocols in an effort to safeguard the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research and to assist researchers and the University in our mutual obligation to comply with all federal, state, and University regulations and policies with respect to protection of human subjects in research.

Prior to initiation of any research project (including recruitment and data collection) that involves the use of human subjects conducted at or by researchers, faculty, staff or students of Rogers State University (RSU), the proposed research protocol must be reviewed and approved by the RSU Institutional Review Board.

All research which may result in publication or public presentation, involving human subjects or use of data on human subjects that will be performed by faculty, staff or students of Rogers State University will be subject to this review.

Forms & Documents

To request a copy of these documents email

  • IRB Application Instructions
  • IRB Application
  • Informed Consent Form
  • Request for Modification of Approved Research
  • Request for Continuation of Research
  • IRB Submission Process Overview
  • Human Subjects Decision Charts
  • Researcher Handbook


IRB Training through the CITI Program

Initial IRB training is required for all personnel (faculty, staff, and students) engaged in research with human participants at RSU. The refresher course/continuing education modules are required by all personnel every two years. All IRB board members and human subjects program personnel will be required to complete the CITI refresher training annually or its equivalent.

Key research personnel required to complete the CITI program include:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Anyone using data for purposes of independent research
  • Faculty sponsors
  • Persons receiving grant monies for human subject research