Initial Application

Before you take the time to prepare your application, you want to make sure the project you are proposing requires Institutional Review Board approval.

The IRB Review Determination Tree (pdf) can help you make that determination, as well as which application to submit. If you are still unsure whether your project requires IRB approval, please do not hesitate to contact the HRPP office.

To submit a human subjects research (IRB) application, compile the information described in the accordions below and submit to the HRPP office. Use the Application Checklist (pdf) to ensure you have all the necessary elements.

Finally, see the 10 most common IRB application mistakes to help ensure your application travels through the review process as smoothly as possible.