FAQ’s

What qualifies as research requiring an IRB review?
What is the definition of human participant?
What about research conducted as part of a class project?
How long does an IRB review take?
Do I need to have training before being eligible to conduct human participant research?
What do I need to do if I want to change something in my research?
Is there someone I can call if I need assistance or have questions?
What is the criteria used by the IRB when they make their decision to approve human subjects research?
What are the deadlines for submitting new IRB applications for human research?
Does my teaching study require IRB approval?
When can I begin my research?
What about secondary data with or without identifiers?
What about research at a pilot or feasibility stage?
How do I determine if I have Conflict of Interest (COI) in my study?
Documents researchers should have on file include but are not limited to the following:

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