Ten Common IRB Application Mistakes
If you have taken a CITI course elsewhere, you must affiliate yourself with Brandeis University and complete any additional modules required for the requisite Brandeis course.
Keep in mind that the IRB is not familiar with your project; the application is the only information the committee has to go on when completing its review. Ensure, as well, that it is in layman's terms.
These discrepancies frequently relate to the time it will take to complete a survey or the amount of money subjects will be compensated for their time.
Have someone proofread your application prior to submitting it to the HRPP office.
See the "Guide to Data Management and Protection" (pdf) for guidance.
See the HRPP Anonymous vs. Confidential webpage for guidance.
Take your time to read the questions fully and answer them thoroughly.
See the Elements of Informed Consent webpage for guidance. Note that the elements have changed with the revised regulations.
See the Informed Consent Template (pdf) for guidance.