Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the IRB?

Do I need to submit my research to the IRB for approval?

Can I begin my research and then apply for approval?

My research qualifies as “exempt” or “expedited review.” Do I need to submit anything to the IRB?

What criteria will the IRB use to decide if my research is approved or not?

How do I submit my research to the IRB for approval?

When do I need to submit my research to the IRB for approval?

When should I expect to know if my research was approved?

Once my research is approved, am I done with the IRB?

What is informed consent and how can I be sure that I comply with its requirements?

Who serves on the IRB?

What are my intellectual property rights regarding my research?