Welcome to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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.

Our staff is happy to help with the IRB process:
  • 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 


Expiration Date: 03/04/2024
IORG#0000109 IRB
IRB Registration# IRB00000178

IRB Statement of Compliance

2024 IRB Roster

2024 IRB Meeting Calendar



About the IRB

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.


To learn more about being an IRB member, please view the:

The orientation course is designed to provide you with a baseline overview.