Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) - Human Subjects ensures that the rights and welfare of participants in research projects are protected and that the risks to participants are reasonable in relation to the benefits.

All members of the University community conducting research with human subjects must complete a review and approval by the St. Mary’s University Institutional Review Board.

~ Human Subject Certification
IRB Committee 14-15
~ Policies and Procedures
~ Submit IRB Proposal Review Application


Dan Ratliff, Ph.D.
Institutional Review Board Chair
Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Counselor Education and Family Life Center, Room 204
210-438-6400, ext. 6407