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The University of South Dakota utilizes a board that meets at the Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) typically reviews research applications that involve more than minimal risk. Studies that are considered no more than minimal risk can be reviewed without convened IRB review.

IRB Meeting

The board meets the second Thursday of every month. Submission deadline is two weeks before the meeting date. Contact the Office of Human Subjects Protection with any questions about the meeting dates or submission deadlines at 605-658-3743 or emailing


The OHSP is happy to review human subject research for investigators not affiliated with USD for a one-time fee. This fee covers the initial review as well as any continuations, amendments, and adverse event reports. The fee is based on the level of review required. Call the Office of Human Subjects Protection at 605-658-3743 to determine if a fee will apply.

IRB review at a convened meeting $1,791.76
Expedited Review $895.88
Exempt Review $298.62
Continuation, amendment, etc. No fee