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Beginning a new research project

How to Submit a Project for IRB Review:

If you know that your research project requires IRB approval or your project meets the definition of research, please submit Form 20 and all associated proposal documents in one electronic document to

All IRB proposals must be submitted a minimum of 30 days before expected start of the research. Research involving vulnerable populations (children, elderly, pregnant women, persons with mental impairment, prisoners, etc) will require a full IRB review and may take longer than 30 days. IRB proposals submitted after April 15th will be reviewed the following academic year at the end of August.


If you are unsure of which form to use, please follow the following website.  This process will walk you through a series of questions that will help you determine the proper from to submit.