All research proposals involving human subjects must be submitted to the Institutional Review Board in order to protect and assure the rights of research subjects as defined by ethical considerations and government guidelines.
You should understand that following a review of your research, the IRB may require you to make changes in your protocol and/or resubmit your project to meet research ethics standards.
As a consequence, it is critical that IRB approval is sought well in advance of the desired project start date.
Drake University IRB Manual Revised and approved: March 22, 2007
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Helpful information for preparing for your submission:
IRB Training (Required for Expedited and Full Board Reviews)
Informed Consent Guidelines
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Guidance
NIH Protocol Review Guide
HHS Guidance on Assenting Children
Continuing or Project Termination Review
Not more than one year from the date of IRB action protocols must be submitted for renewal. The research investigator is responsible for seeing that the continuing review approval is completed before the deadline. There is no grace period; if the approval lapses, the research cannot continue.
For additional information contact: