Upcoming Topaz Elements System Downtime

Please note the Topaz Online Protocol Submissions System will be undergoing maintenance at the following date and time:

September 8, 2022
1:00PM – 3:00PM

Make sure to click the “Save Button” if you are working on an application form since the system will be down during this time.
The system will not automatically save your work as you complete an application form.

Thank you for your understanding during this brief downtime.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established under federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research (45 CFR 46). Its purpose is to help protect the rights and welfare of human participants in research. FIU faculty, staff, and students are required to obtain IRB approval prior to conducting research with human subjects. This applies to both on-campus and off-campus research, regardless of funding.

This site contains the necessary tools and information to assist investigators during the IRB protocol submission and review process. You can find them on the left navigation menu including Obtaining IRB Approval, which provides step by step instructions on preparing your submission; Policies & Procedures,  which contains helpful resources on conducting research with humans subjects, and IRB FAQs, which contains answers to commonly asked questions.

Upcoming Events

Mar 13, 2024: RCR Workshop: Electronic Notebooks on OneDrive at MARC - Management & Advanced Research

Presented by: Daniel Chaparro and Dr. Joshua Hutcheson Laboratory notebooks are essential for proper laboratory function and passing of information from one generation of laboratory personnel to the next. In… [...]

Apr 3, 2024: RCR Workshop: Peer Review at MARC - Management & Advanced Research

Presented by: Dr. John Kominoski This workshop highlights an overview of the importance of peer review in professional career development and service to academic disciplines. Learn how to give and… [...]

Need Assistance?

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is responsible for the ethical and regulatory oversight of research at Florida International University that involves human subjects. ORI supports and oversees the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

If you have any questions regarding the IRB, please contact one of the IRB Coordinators:

The SB-IRB Chair is Dr. Kristen Zgoba and can be reached at (305) 348-3430.

The HS-IRB Chair is Dr. Adriana Campa and can be reached at (305) 348-2871.

Visit the IRB Membership Rosters web page for a full listing of the board members and their contact information.