About the university For 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has advanced the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a rigorous Jesuit education – one that demands high achievement, expands knowledge, deepens understanding, stresses effective reasoning and communication, develops moral and spiritual character, and imparts enduring pride. A Saint Joseph’s education encompasses all aspects of personal growth and development, reflecting the Ignatian credo of cura personalis. Guided by a faculty committed to both teaching and scholarship, students develop intellectually through an intense liberal arts curriculum and advanced study in a chosen discipline. Students mature socially by participating in Saint Joseph’s campus life, noted for its rich variety of activities and infectious enthusiasm. Students grow ethically and spiritually by living their own values in the larger society beyond campus. Located on the edge of metropolitan Philadelphia, Saint Joseph’s University provides ready access to the vast career opportunities and cultural resources of America’s fifth-largest city, while affording students a cohesive and intimate campus experience.
Academics: The Jesuits believe a high-quality education that develops the whole person-cura personalis — is essential to living a fulfilling life. When you enroll at Saint Joseph’s University, this educational experience awaits you. Here, a core curriculum based in the liberal arts will challenge you to think critically, problem-solve creatively, and make decisions ethically. Nationally ranked, accredidated academic programs and faculty who are experts in their fields will prepare you to become a leader in your industry and a changemaker in your community. Whether you enroll as an undergraduate, a graduate student or an adult learner, you will have the chance to engage in hands-on learning and independent research that will stimulate your mind and enhance your resume. Our students benefit from a wide variety of career preparation opportunities. Professional advising for pre-law and pre-health, a co-op program, internships in the Philadelphia area and beyond, and access to professional networking are just some of the SJU resources that will help you reach your goals — and inspire you to live greater.
Research, Development and Innovation: The Office of Research Services is pleased to announce the adoption of the industry leading IRBNet suite of tools, accessible via the National Research Network, bringing electronic protocol management, on-line submissions and many other important research oversight features to the SJU research community. We recognize the need to reduce manual and paper-based procedures, streamline protocol submission and review processes and leverage today’s best technologies throughout the research lifecycle. As an important step toward these objectives, adoption of IRBNet now brings the SJU community a robust set of electronic tools supporting the management, submission, review and oversight of our research protocols. Effective January 1, 2013, all protocols (as well as revisions and renewals for Expedited and Full Board protocols) must be submitted electronically via IRBNet, and all review decision letters will be issued electronically via IRBNet. If you have already completed your application using the old form in our Form Library, please feel free to submit it as an uploaded supporting document, through IRBNet before January 31. If you wish to use the IRBNet Library form, you will find that it asks for almost identical information, so replicating your application within IRBNet should be fairly straightforward. After January 31, researchers will be required to utilize the forms within IRBNet. For detailed instructions that will guide you through your submission, please refer to the Investigator Submission Guide.
Some of IRBNet’s many features include - Electronic document management - Web-based protocol sharing and collaboration - Automatic notifications - Electronic submissions and reviews - Integrated training and credential management and - Audit capabilities including electronic revision histories, electronic signatures and event tracking