Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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CITI Training (Human Subject Research)

The CITI training is mandatory for all researchers intending on conducting research involving human subjects.
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Proposal FAQs

If you have questions about the process of submitting a proposal or want to know why it is taking so long for your project to be approved check out about the proposal process.
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IRB in the Summer

  1. Exempt and expedited proposals will still be accepted on an extended approval time. Expect approval to take three to four weeks.
  2. Full board proposals are not accepted during the summer. Any full board review that is submitted to the IRB during the summer will need to wait for the fall semester to be reviewed. 
  3. Modifications and continuations will still be accepted.


2019-2020 Changes to the IRB

There have been a handful of changes to the IRB and the common rule. Read up on the most recent changes before submitting a proposal.


About the IRB

The Institutional Review Board is a federally mandated department that is responsible for ensuring the protection of human research participants.

Forms & Templates

When conducting research at the College involving human research subjects, it is important to follow the proper protocol. You can find all the necessary forms for your research proposal here.

Proposal Timeline

The board meets on a bi-weekly basis during the semester. Proposals that are contingent on a full board review must be received at least one week before the board meeting in order to be considered.

Proposal Guidance

For levels of review, proposal checklists, and any additional information on completing your proposal, our proposal guidance webpage can help.

Last Updated 7/1/20

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