Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board Guidebook/Application

Research at, or sponsored by Sitting Bull College will be well designed and properly executed. All researchers will abide by ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. All researchers will respect the culture of the residents of the Standing Rock Reservation when designing and carrying out proposed research. All researchers will follow the guidelines and procedures for protection of human subjects outlined by SBC and carried out by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Data collection cannot begin without IRB approval. Research results will be shared with Sitting Bull College.

IRB Application Review Dates 

  • IRB Meeting and Application Review Dates 

    • September 26, 2019
    • November 28, 2019
    • January 30, 2020
    • March 26, 2020
    • May 28, 2020

Application packets are due no later than that Friday before the meeting.

Applicant Responsibility:

  1. Obtain application packet and Institutional Review Board Guidebook from the Office of the Academic Vice President or below.
  2. Complete PI training at
  3. Determine type of IRB review application to be used (see section on Types of IRB Review).
  4. Complete the appropriate IRB review application. Any required parts of the protocol such as an informed consent form or an interview instrument must be attached to the application.
  5. Submit the complete application, with attachments, to the IRB Chair for review; indicate what will happen with the research results.
  6. Secure IRB approval before data collection can begin.

Application Packet in PDF form (non-fillable)
Application Packet in Microsoft Word format (fillable)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Mafany Mongoh, IRB Chair
9299 Highway 24
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Ph: 701.854.8051

To send IRB Chair an email, please use following form: