Prior to Submitting an Application
Before you submit an application to the IRB, ensure you have completed:
- CITI Training
- IRB Training Video
(If you are a Westcliff student or faculty member, please refer to the resources tab to find information on how to access the aforementioned).
However, sensitive topics and vulnerable participants, such as children or minors, pregnant women, patients, physically or mentally challenged individuals, and prisoners, do not qualify for exempt research. International studies also do not qualify for exempt IRB review.
The IRB makes the final determination about whether a proposal is Exempt.
The Expedited application is for research involving no more than moderate risk to human participants. Any research in which human participant interaction is anticipated and the risk is no more than minimal falls under this level.
The Full application is for research involving more than moderate risk to human participants or research involving sensitive topics and vulnerable participants. Vulnerable participants include children or minors, pregnant women, patients, physically or mentally challenged individuals, or prisoners.
Please contact the IRB Office if you believe your research may fall in this category to receive an application at firstname.lastname@example.org
Completing the Application
When submitting the application, please ensure that you:
- Have combined all files for the application into one PDF
- Use the fillable PDF forms
- Have a research supervisor who has signed off on the application
- Email the application to email@example.com