Institutional Review Board
-The IRB will hold the next full board review in the fall 2018 semester.
Protocol submission deadlines for Full Review requests:
Submission Deadline: 9/3 (M)--protocols received by this date will be reviewed by 9/12
Submission Deadline: 9/17 (M)--protocols received by this date will be reviewed by 9/26
Submission Deadline: 9/24 (M)--protocols received by this date will be reviewed by 10/17
Submission Deadline: 10/29 (M)--protocols received by this date will be reviewed by 11/28
-All exempt and expedited summer submissions will be reviewed; however, the timeline for review will be longer than usual. If you have a sensitive timeline, please contact the IRB to determine whether we will be able to accommodate that timeline.
-ALL submissions after September 1, 2017 must include a copy of NIH Training Certificates for all PIs, Co-PIs and other individuals involved in human subjects research. The NIH Training can be done online here: https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php. NIH Training must be updated every two years.
-A student handbook is available below. This handbook provides important details on putting your IRB protocol together, how to submit the protocol, and the review process.
Research that involves active, human participants might be required to be submitted to a review process that ensures the best data, safety for participating subjects, and best research practices.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) review is required when:
- research involves exposing active human participants to psychological, physical, or any other kind of harm
- research is a systematic investigation—including research development, testing, and evaluation,—designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge
IRB approval is not required when data collection is part of:
- normal educational practices
- journalistic surveys or interviews
- oral histories, biographies, or case studies not meant for generalizeable purposes
- institutional or quality assessment
Projects that do not require IRB review might still present risks to human participants and thus call for the assurance of ethical principles and protocol.
Researchers and faculty advisors have primary responsibility for ensuring that any activities involving human participants are handled ethically.
If unsure about IRB review, please contact the IRB Chair to assist in deciding how to proceed.
- IRB Review Timeline, Request, and Paperwork
- Submit the completed Protocol Request Form to IRB@cabrini.edu.
- All materials must be submitted electronically in one PDF.