The process of applying for IRB review
The first steps are:
- Decide whether or not your research is subject to institutional review.
- Decide whether it qualifies for exempt-level of IRB review, expedited-level of review, or requires full-board review (you may also see definitions of these in the IRB Policy Manual). Or – you can ask us:
Watch this video on informed consent from the National Institute of Mental Health.
- Make a decision as to whether the informed consent form may be waived in your study. Note that expedited-level and full-board level applications usually require the use of the informed consent form (ICF)
California Patients’ Bill of Rights (if an ICF is needed, this must be presented before the ICF is presented to the subject)
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