The IRB application becomes the permanent record of the researcher(s) compliance with laws and regulations protecting the rights and welfare of human research participants. Sufficient detail of the proposed protocol must be included to permit the IRB to render a decision about whether the safeguards in the research protocol protect the rights and welfare of human participants and benefits justify any risks. Applications with insufficient detail will be returned, without review.
Student researchers must obtain faculty advisor review, approval and signature prior to IRB submission. Consult with your research supervisor for more information on research protocols that may be considered exempt, qualify for expedited review, or require standard IRB review.