Research, Commercialization and Outreach
Institutional Review Board
All activities involving research with human subjects in all fields of University activity shall come under the purview of the Institutional Review Board. This committee has the primary responsibility for maintaining ethical standards of research involving human subjects at the University. This research can be as simple as conducting surveys or as complex as drawing blood samples. By ensuring the safety of the human subjects, the IRB also protects the liability of the university.
DUE DATES ARE FOR IRB PROTOCOLS REQUIRING FULL REVIEW.
|IRB Protocol Due Date||
|July 2, 2014 (Wednesday)||July 11, 2014 (Friday)|
|July 23, 2014 (Wednesday)||August 1, 2014 (Friday)|
|August 27, 2014 (Wednesday)||September 5, 2014 (Friday)|
|September 24, 2014 (Wednesday)||October 3, 2014 (Friday)|
|October 29, 2014 (Wednesday)||November 7, 2014 (Friday)|
|December 3, 2014 (Wednesday)||December 12, 2014 (Friday)|
|January 28, 2015 (Wednesday)||February 6, 2015 (Friday)|
|February 25, 2015 (Wednesday)||March 6, 2015 (Friday)|
|March 25, 2015 (Wednesday)||April 3, 2015 (Friday)|
|April 22, 2015 (Wednesday)||May 1, 2015 (Friday)|
|May 27, 2015 (Wednesday)||June 5, 2015 (Friday)|
|July 1, 2015 (Wednesday)||July 10, 2015 (Friday)|
|July 29, 2015 (Wednesday)||August 7, 2015 (Friday)|
Attention Doctoral Students
The Research Compliance Officer must have ONE of the following on file to sign your Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Hearing Request Form:
- Completed IRB protocol application
- Doctoral Student Compliance Certification
The Doctoral Student Compliance Certification should be submitted in cases when the student is ready to propose and has not yet submitted a completed IRB protocol application.
Difficulty Downloading IRB forms?
Please use either Internet Explorer or Safari to download the IRB protocol forms. When downloading these forms using Firefox and Chrome, please "right click" to save the document to your computer first, and then open the form from the saved location.
Some researchers have reported difficulty downloading forms. Two Web browsers - Firefox and Chrome - will not open fillable PDF forms within a browser window.
The various workarounds to this issue include:
- Use Internet Explorer or Safari. Both of these browsers appear to fully support fillable PDF forms.
- Right-click (PC) or Ctrl-click (Mac) on the link that opens the pdf form and save the form to your desktop.
- Adjust your Firefox or Chrome settings to open pdf documents in Adobe rather than in the Web browser.