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Avera Institutional Review Board Resources

Application Submission

Take advantage of our online portal for submission and review of initial, renewal and revisions of IRB applications. If you’re submitting new documents for the first time, please contact the Department of Human Subjects Protection/IRB for a username and password at or 605-322-4706. You can also call that number with any questions about submitting an application.

Does My Project Need IRB Review?

The Avera IRB is required to review and approve all research involving human subjects. This document is intended to help you determine if your project is research, and therefore requires IRB Approval.

Nursing Student Research Projects

Nurses, faculty and nursing students seeking to conduct research, quality improvement projects or evidence-based practice projects must work with an Avera Mckennan nursing leader. Prior to implementation the project or study will require approval from the Nursing Research Committee. Please email

Research Forms and Resources

The following are resources available to assist you with your project.

Develop a Research Project

Avera IRB Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures Table of Contents

Research Conflict of Interest Policy

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