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Submission & Review Process

Protocols must be submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) and all correspondence will take place with the PI. Please note, students cannot be the PI. All necessary forms can be located under the "Preparing a Protocol" tab. All submissions must be electronic unless pre-approved by the IRB chair. If you are having difficulties with the electronic form, please contact the IRB chair. Once complete, email the entire proposal as a PDF file to The proposal must be sent as one complete document. Please include all relevant forms as well as the Human Subjects Research CITI certifications and signatures of all investigators involved.

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Initial Review

The initial review of protocols usually take approximately two weeks. Please plan accordingly when submitting your protocol. After initial review, you will either receive a revise and resubmit letter, notification of your full board review time, or a final approval.

Revise and Resubmit

You may receive a revise and resubmit letter that describes the corrections needed to receive final approval. You must submit a revised protocol with the changes annotated on the first page prior to beginning your research. You may receive either another revise and resubmit letter or final approval letter after review.

Full Board Review

Protocols requiring full board review must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the next IRB meeting. At least one researcher listed on the protocol should be present at the IRB meeting to address any questions or concerns posed by the board.