The Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees all research projects involving human participants. Please use the decision tree to determine the documentation you need to submit to the IRB. All investigators must complete online training for human subject protection through the NIH. Certificate of completion should be saved, printed and provided to the IRB with your application.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Full board IRB applications will be reviewed by the IRB Committee on the first of each month. This means that all applications requiring full board approval must be recieved by midnight on the first of each month. Applicants will receive feedback by the end of the month.
Expedited applications will continue to be reviewed in the order they are received.
Due to the CLU holiday schedule, if you are applying for IRB approval during the months of December 2013 or January 2014, please expect a short delay in feedback. We appreciate your patience during this time.
We are only accepting electronic submissions - please do not submit paper copies.
Please note that applicants must provide their NIH training certification number as well as an electronic copy of the actual certificate.
Prior to application preparation:
- Federal Categories of Review - added 10/10
- An Overview of the IRB Process - updated 9/10
- Institutional Guidelines for Treatment of Human Participants in Research - updated 8/10
Please note that the IRB has a NEW application and a set of informed consent requirements.
- Application to Use Human Participants in Research - updated 12/13
- Requirements for Informed Consent - updated 12/13
- Application to Use Human Participants in Class Projects - updated 9/09
Study Continuation or Conclusion:
Submit applications and contact the IRB with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org