1. Each investigator listed must complete NIH training and provide a certificate as proof of completion.
2. Determination of Research Level: LEVEL 1 Qualifications | LEVEL 2 Qualifications
3. Compile instruments, consent forms, and all applicable documents (including scanned signature page).
4. Complete the Research Proposal Form.
5. Complete IRB Application online.
The Board will then determine whether or not the research meets University policy guidelines.
If an investigator feels their proposal is eligible for a Level 1 review, select "Level 1" on the Research Proposal Form*. Within 3 business days of submission, the proposal will be assigned to the IRB chair and one or more committee members for review. The Principal Investigator will be notified of the assignment. Within one week of submission, the members assigned to review the proposal will do one of the following:
*Please note that if you classify your proposal as Level 1 and it is deemed Level 2, it could extend the review process. If you have any questions regarding your study's level, we encourage you to contact a member of the IRB.
If an investigator feels their proposal requires a Level 2 review, select "Level 2" on the Research Proposal Form. Proposals requiring a Level 2 review should be submitted at least one week prior to the next scheduled meeting. Level 2 proposals will be reviewed by all members of the committee at the next scheduled full IRB meeting. Within one week of that meeting**, you will receive notification from the Chair that the committee has decided to do one of the following:
**The amount of time required to supply feedback after a full IRB meeting is dependent on the number of changes that will be requested. If you would like to make the review as quick and seamless as possible, we encourage you to contact a member of the IRB prior to submitting your proposal to ensure you have all of the necessary information and documentation.