Research is defined as: A systematic investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalized knowledge, or a clinical investigation.
Human participants are defined as: a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) identifiable private information.
If yes, your research requires IRB review.
Complete the online IRB required education course found at www.citiprogram.org.
Decide the level of review required
Note: All IRB submissions are done electronically.
Note: To qualify for exemption, all study activities must fit into one or more of these categories.
Note: To qualify for expedited review, all study activities must fit within one or more of these categories and the study must present no more than minimal risk to participants. The IRB chairman may review the submission and refer it to the convened board for further consideration.
Exempt and expedited research will be reviewed by the IRB chairman. Submissions requiring convened review will be assigned to one of the Boards and go to the next available meeting. You will receive e-mail notification of the IRB’s decision and any request for additional information. Hard copies of all correspondence will also be sent to you via campus mail.
The IRB office will conduct a pre-review of consent/assent/permission documents prior to submission at your request.