How to Apply to the IRB

Follow these steps to apply to the IRB:

  • Determine if the project meets the definition of human subject research.
  • Read through the Responsibilities of the PI section.
  • Complete the required training course on the protection of human participants in research. The IRB subscribes to the CITI Online Training Program to comply with this regulation. Additional information and the CITI website can be found here.
  • Determine the level of review.
  • Complete the IRB Application Form found on the Forms tab.
  • Complete any necessary consent forms and/or appendices to your application.
  • Submit your IRB Application Form and any other necessary appendices and documentation of CITI training to the IRB Office, 008 Old Main.

You must receive approval from the IRB before conducting your research. DO NOT begin your study until approval has been granted. This is a violation of Federal regulations.

Call or email the IRB Office if you have any questions.

Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

Exempt from Full Review: No deadline. Protocols are usually reviewed within 5 working days of receipt.

Expedited Review: No deadline. Protocols are usually reviewed within 15 working days of receipt.

Full Board Meetings: Unless otherwise noted, meetings start at 12:30p.m. in Old Main, Room 304. If the IRB does not receive the application packet by the deadline date, it will be reviewed at the next month's meeting.

Full Board Review Submission Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Fall Semester 2018

Submit by Noon on:

Meeting Dates:

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Spring Semester 2019

Submit by Noon on:

Meeting Dates:
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019