Institutional Review Boards

Creighton University Earns Full AAHRPP Accreditation
Creighton joins an elite group of about 250 U.S. organizations and seven organizations from outside the United States in achieving full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). In achieving full AAHRPP accreditation, Creighton University has demonstrated its commitment to rigorous standards that help protect research participants while ensuring that society continues to reap the benefits of research. See the press release for more details.

PLEASE NOTE: Information for investigators and research staff, including IRB applications and reporting forms, sample consents, and clinical standard operating procedures, is available here.

The  Biomedical Review and Social and Behavioral Institutional Review Boards are appointed by the University President.  The policies delineating the roles and the responsibilities of each board may be found here. The training requirements for board members may be found here

These boards review for approval and monitor for progress all research protocols in which human subjects or are involved.

The Institutional Review Boards are charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Determining whether human subjects have volunteered for a research endeavor by means of informed consent;
  • Determining whether risks to these subjects are outweighed by potential benefits to them and/or society; and  
  • Evaluating the importance of the knowledge to be gained by the research endeavor.

The specific evaluation of risk involves estimating the potential for injury to the subject by reason of direct application of an experimental procedure or circumstance, or by reason of the subject's exclusion from ordinary standards of practice or care. Rights of subjects regarding confidentiality and access to professional care and counsel are included in deliberations so that human dignity, rights, and physical, behavioral, and social welfare are protected.

IRB Office Contact Information
Criss I, Room 104
Phone: 402-280-2126
Fax: 402-280-4766

Confidential Research Hotline (402-280-3200)

Research Personnel are expected to report any known or suspected noncompliant conduct related to research or sponsored program activities conducted and/or approved through Creighton University. The confidential Research Compliance Hotline (402-280-3200) is available for any individual who wishes to remain anonymous and/or has found other available reporting mechanisms to be ineffective. Research Personnel may also address their research compliance-related questions or concerns to Director of Research & Compliance at 402-280-2511.

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