IRB How To's

**Starting July 1, we will no longer be using infoed for IRB AND IACUC PROTOCOL submissions. WE ARE CURRENTLY SWITCHING OVER THE A NEW SYSTEM CALLED IRBMANAGER.***

How To Get Started with Human Subjects Research:

  1. Human Subjects (CITI) Training
    1. Students - please see Human Subjects Training Requirements for Students
    2. Faculty - please see Human Subjects Training Requirements for Faculty and Staff InfoEd Access
  2. Learn About Review Categories
    1.  Please see Review Categories for more information to determine the best review category for your research. 
    2.  Exempt and Expedited are not reviewed at a convened meeting and thus do not have a deadline for submission. 
  3. Creating a Protocol and Submitting a Protocol
    1.  Please see our Tutorials on D2L- see the IRB User Resources "course" on the D2L Self Registration course webpage.
    2. Forms:
      1. The Initial Application (for IRB Review) -  this is the form that you will use for your submission. If desired during the development phase of your study, you may use the Application for Initial Review Word version of this form for drafting your study.
      2. Investigator Agreement Form - ONLY the PI and any external (non-Radford personnel or student) collaborators included on a protocol are required to submit this form and their CV.
      3. The remaining forms and templates you may need are located on the RU IRB Forms and Templates page.
  4. What You Need to Know After Your Protocol is Approved
    1.  If you will be using printed consent forms and/or flyers, you must use the stamped version we will send you with your approval letter.
    2. Changes to a protocol are to be submitted as an Amendment. Please see the tutorial in the IRB User Resources course on D2L. 
    3. Protocols are only approved for one year. To continue to work on it, you must submit a Continuation form prior to the expiration date. Please see the tutorial in the IRB User Resources course on D2L.

  5. Additional Resources
    1.  IRB Submission Process for New Applicants
    2.  IRB New Submission