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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. 


Franciscan 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!

Attention: All IRB submissions (Human subjects research, QI, SoTL, EVP) may now be submitted online.  You will be able to fill out all of the IRB application documents online – you will not need to download them. Please click here or on the button below to register your profile and begin your IRB application.

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