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Institutional Review Board Application Process and Checklists

To apply for an IRB review, follow these steps:

First, complete the required online ethics training course from the National Institutes of Health: Protecting Human Research Participants.  This course can also be accessed at http://phrp.nihtraining.com.  You must submit a copy of your completed certificate with your application. There should be a certificate for each researcher. In the case of student research, both the student and the faculty sponsor must submit certificates. No application will be reviewed if a copy of this certificate is missing.

Next, complete the IRB Review Request Form. Instructions on what is required in the application are contained in the checklists that are part of the form. Completion of the checklists is mandatory.

Be sure to include copies of consent forms (or cover letters for surveys, questionnaires and interviews). Use of the checklists will ensure that the content of these forms/letters meets the guidelines.

This form should be signed by the principal researcher. For student research, the form should be signed by the student researcher, the faculty sponsor and the department chair. The application will not be reviewed if any of these signatures is missing.

Submission of Forms

The IRB strongly encourages e-mail submissions of documentation (as attachments). Send required materials to instreviewboard@calu.edu

Paper forms should be submitted only via Campus Box 109.

The IRB office is located in the Psychology Department in Morgan Hall (LRC), Room 307.

Review Process

Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis throughout the fall and spring terms. The IRB announces deadline dates each term to allow sufficient time for processing. Applications submitted during the summer term may experience significant delays in processing because the IRB maintains only minimal operations during these months.

All research proposals should be submitted to and approved by the IRB before any data are collected. THE IRB WILL NOT APPROVE ANY PROJECT AFTER THE FACT.


Contact the IRB

To contact the IRB, e-mail instreviewboard@calu.edu.

Campus mail: Box 109

All research proposals should be submitted to and approved by the IRB before any data are collected. THE IRB WILL NOT APPROVE ANY PROJECT AFTER THE FACT.

Forms

IRB Review Request Form with Checklists (10/01/11)

IRB Photo Release Form

IRB Faculty Authorization Application

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