Institutional Review Board at Creighton University

Creighton University Institutional Review Board (IRB)


The IRB office has moved to a new electronic submission system. On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, the IRB office implemented InfoEd for all IRB submissions. IRBNet will be available to Research Compliance as read-only for those who need information from that system. Data was migrated from IRBNet to InfoEd for all Full Board and Expedited projects. Exempt project information will be moved on a case by case basis. If you have specific questions regarding this implementation contact Rosa Sieffert at or 402.280.3074.

See the IRB Instructions page for information on how to access and submit through InfoEd.


The  Biomedical Review and Social and Behavioral Institutional Review Boards are appointed by the University President.  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
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Health Sciences Complex I, Room 133 & 134
Phone: 402-280-2126
Fax: 402-280-4766


Creighton University Earns Full AAHRPP Accreditation
Creighton joins an elite group of organizations 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.