IRBnet User Manual
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Institutional Review Board (IRB)
for the Protection of
Human Subjects of Research
Persons conducting research involving human subjects have an ethical, as well as professional, obligation to ensure the safety, protection, and rights of participants.
The IRB committee is responsible for reviewing any research and related activities involving humans as subjects proposed by any member (full-time or part-time) of the USI faculty, staff, or student body.
Existing data that has already been collected for either research or non-research purposes can be used in IRB protocols but is subject to the regulations in 45 CFR 46. All investigators must complete an application, submit it for review, and receive approval before any research procedures can begin.
The IRB Committee is additionally responsible for determining any violation of research activities, risk to human subjects, and compliance with federal regulations.
As of August 1, 2012,
all IRB projects must be submitted for review using IRBNet.
The Office of Sponsored Projects
and Research Administration
will no longer accept paper applications or applications emailed to our office.
An application will not be forwarded for review
until all required electronic elements
are received via IRBNet.