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IRB Application Instructions

All research involving human subjects must be reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) – the Committee for Human Research Protections. All review submission materials must be submitted electronically via IRBNet. There is an IRBNet User Guide available upon request. Contact the IRB office to receive this guide ( Additional forms required for continuing review of research can be located directly within IRBNet.

Please allow two to three weeks for the review process. The duration depends on the date of submission and the complexity of the project.

There is a fee associated with the review of non-federally funded sponsored research. The fee schedule is available here.

Please direct questions regarding the research approval process to the IRB Coordinator (336-832-2330) or (