Institutional Review Board


Cayuse Research Suite will be our new portal for submissions and communication with the IRB. To get ready, sign up today for the Cayuse Help and Support Center. Registration is free, and it gives you access to help pages and walkthroughs which will explain the dashboard and the system workflow.

Students and staff who need to submit to the IRB will need to request access to the Cayuse system (done via NetID authentication). A link to the request form will be posted soon.



Use of Student Data - Research projects proposing the use of information obtained from student records (e.g., KSU email addresses, GPAs, test scores, grades, credit hours) should follow KSU policies and FERPA regulations, which govern the disclosure of student record information.

Assessment/Evaluation vs. Research - Research studies involving human subjects require IRB review. Assessment/Evaluative studies and activities do not. Please consult this page for guidance on the differences between the two and contact us with any questions.

International Research - If you want to conduct research outside the continental United States, please review the requirements on this page.

Non-KSU Researchers - If you are a non-KSU researcher wanting to recruit any KSU faculty, staff or students as research participants, please review the requirements on this page.