All human subject research is submitted via the IRBNet online submission program. The study should be submitted to the appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB):
- Applications for medical/biological research should be submitted to IRB #1.
- Applications for social/behavioral research should be submitted to IRB #2.
- Applications for studies that have been approved under the National Cancer Institutes Central IRB should be submitted to the MU CIRB (see Standard Operating Procedures Manual, section five.).
The following must be submitted with the Protocol Application Form:
- Abstract (Lay summary)
- CITI Educational Course Certificate
- Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume for Each Investigator
- Informed Consent(s)
- Child Assent (If Applicable)
- Waiver of Informed Consent/HIPAA Waiver (If Applicable)
- Survey/Interview Questions (If Applicable)
- Recruitment Materials (If Applicable)
- Initial Protocol Assessment Form (For Full Board Initial Studies Only)
- Expedited Protocol Assessment Form (For Expedited Studies)
- Permission Letter(s) From Schools or Businesses (If Applicable)
If you are not sure if a study qualifies as human subject research then you should submit an abstract to the Office of Research Integrity for a determination.
If a research study abstract is submitted for determination of human subject research, then the IRB coordinator will notify you of the IRB chairman’s determination. If the study is deemed to be human subject research, you will receive assistance with the process of application submission. If the study is deemed not to be human subject research, you will receive a letter to that effect.