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The purpose of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to make certain that people who participate in research are treated ethically.


During the COVID-19 Outbreak the FranU IRB is still able to review and approve proposals, amendments, and re-approval/closure requests.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University recognizes and accepts the responsibility to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. The University is guided by the ethical principles published in the report by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research) as well as the 1981 revision of Ethical Principles of Psychologists as adopted by the American Psychological Association.

IRB Manager - Submit your IRB Application online!

IRB applications for project review are submitted through IRB Manager. Please log-in and begin your IRB application.

NEW All-in-One IRB Application Launched August 2020

Our IRB application was revised to simplify the submission process for our researchers. A single application is now utilized by all project types. The researcher’s answers to screening questions apply conditions that customize the application and only show requirements specific to their project type. Sections that do not apply are automatically removed.

Links to NEW instructional tutorials.

If you have any questions concerning the Board, please send them to irb@franu.edu or contact Dr. Michael T. Dreznick, IRB Chairperson

Institutional Review Board

Point of Contact: Dr. Michael T. Dreznick

IRB Chairperson Phone: (225) 214-6982

Email: irb@franu.edu

Address: 5414 Brittany Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808