To prepare for the IRB process, please follow the steps indicated below:
Researchers must complete the most current online training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program. To review the requirements for CITI training, please visit our CITI Training page.
As you develop your dissertation, ask yourself these questions to consider the gatekeepers involved in your study, the possible risks, the benefits of the study, permissions, and potential challenges:
To help with considering the feasibility of your study design, please use the following document:
If you are planning to do research with adult human subjects, we highly recommend attending our IRB Group Writing Sessions before starting or submitting your IRB application. In these sessions, you can receive feedback on your eligibility criteria, recruitment materials, and consent letter for human subjects research. You can also learn how to complete the IRB application.
If you are planning to use an online survey or questionnaire in Qualtrics, we can also help you to format your consent letter in our Qualtrics Consent Review service.
Students who use our writing services tend to receive IRB approval more quickly than students who do not.
Once you have completed all of the previous steps and have an approved dissertation proposal (DP), you can register for an account in IRBManager and start your IRB application. Please use our IRBManager instructions for assistance with using our application system.