Institutional Review Board (IRB)

IRB Process

Step 1 - Determine if project requires review

Projects requiring IRB

Projects not requiring IRB

Cooperative Research Projects

Step 2: Prepare for IRB Submission

Complete CITI Training

Compile Supporting and Supplemental Materials

Step 3 - Complete Protocol

Submission Instructions

Step 4 - Protocol Review Process

Allow 2-3 weeks for the review process.

If the IRB reviewer has questions or needs additional information, an email will be sent to your St. Cloud State email address. Respond promptly to ensure your review continues.

Types of Review

Exempt Review

Non-Exempt Review

Full Board Review

Step 5 - After approval

Once you have received official notification from the IRB administrator that your protocol has been approved, and you have received stamped copies of your recruitment documents and consent forms, your are ready to begin your research! Make sure that only the official, stamped documents from the IRB are used in recruitment and consent processes.



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