The Institutional Review Board (IRB) application process is conducted through an online software system called Mentor IRB available to all University faculty, staff, and students. Mentor IRB is used for submitting, managing, and communicating about IRB applications.
Use your Kateway username and password. The Institution ID is stkate.
- PI Documentation: Review the Human Subjects Research (HSR) Education for researchers and faculty advisers. Complete the HSR training in CITI Program and upload the completion report to Mentor IRB at the same time you submit your IRB application.
- Prepare IRB forms and templates: Fill out the IRB application and prepare the consent form. Gather your supporting documents. If you are a student researcher, review these materials with your faculty advisor.
- Review Mentor IRB Directions (PDF): These are directions on how to upload your CITI training, submit your application documents, upload revised documents and faculty advisor directions.
- IRB Review Process: You will be assigned IRB member(s) to review your application materials. For student PIs, faculty advisors must first approve the application in Mentor IRB. IRB approval will come as a letter from the IRB chair or IRB vice chair. Until you have received written notice that your research has been approved, you must not begin to collect data or interact with human subjects.
External researchers require a St. Catherine University faculty or staff sponsor before a Mentor IRB account will be set up. For questions, contact the IRB Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org