Getting Started

The following information outlines the basic steps to getting started in preparing to submit your research project to the IRB, or if you wondering whether you have to submit your project to the IRB at all. The IRB is available to assist you at each step in the process.

Characteristics and Differentiating Evidence Based Research, Quality Improvement, and Research

IRB Determination Worksheet

IRB Categories of Review

Checklist for Submitting Your IRB Protocol

IRB Submission Tips

Key Elements of a Social Science Research Protocol

TIPS: Writing Questionnaires 

Please click on boxes below for instructional information.

Determination of Human Subjects Research Determine Which Types of IRB Review Applies to Your Research Roadmap: Documentation Required for Project Submission Examples of Studies that do/do not require IRB Approval Step-by-Step Guide Navigating IRBNet New Project Submissions

  1. Determine if you need to apply to the IRB
    Examples of Studies That DO/DO NOT Require IRB Approval
  2. Determine which type of IRB review applies to your research
    Investigators submitting for full board review should be aware of IRB meeting dates and submission deadlines
  3. Roadmap:  Documentation required for IRB new project submission 
    IRB Submission Guidance Chart

    Review IRB Submission Guidance Chart

  4. Step-by-Step Guide: Navigating IRBNet online project submission

What are my responsibilities after IRB approval?

Note the following reporting requirements post IRB approval.  All IRB forms are located in IRBNet forms/templates.  The following activities require further submission to the IRB:

  1. Amendments: Modification to the study must be approved by the IRB prior to implementation
  2. Continuing Review: IRB review is required at least annually, unless a shorter approval period was determined by the IRB.  IRBNet will generate an automatic email notification 60 and 30 days prior to study expiration.
  3. Reportable Events: Serious Adverse Events, Unanticipated Problems, Protocol Deviations
  4. Study Closure