To prepare for the IRB process, please follow the steps indicated below:
For a visual representation of how to Get Started with the IRB see this infographic:
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Researchers must complete the most current online training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program. To review the requirements for CITI training, please visit our CITI Training page.
As you develop your dissertation, ask yourself these questions to consider the gatekeepers involved in your study, the possible risks, the benefits of the study, permissions, and potential challenges:
To help with considering the feasibility of your study design, please use the following checklist:
Before beginning your application you should prepare any supplemental documents that are needed. Follow this link to find information that will help you Prepare IRB Documents. If you are planning to do research with adult human subjects, we highly recommend attending our IRB Group Writing Sessions before starting or submitting your IRB application. In these sessions, you can receive feedback on your eligibility criteria, recruitment materials, and consent material for human subjects research. You can also learn how to complete the IRB application.
PIs who use our writing services tend to receive IRB approval more quickly than PIs who do not.
Once you have completed all of the previous steps and have an approved dissertation proposal (DP), you may begin your IRB Application in Cayuse. Please use the Submit to IRB page for assistance with using our application system.