Any project that involves the use of human subjects in any capacity must be reviewed and approved by the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Information regarding the IRB can be found here.
FCOI is also required before IRB approval can be issued.
Training is also provided in human subjects research at several levels. Human subjects training is required only for individuals who work with human subjects or data derived from human subjects. If uncertain, researchers should check with ORA to confirm the required training modules relative to the research project conducted.
Human subjects proposals are submitted through an electronic grants management software package, CAYUSE. Information about CAYUSE can be found here. Training sessions on the use of CAYUSE are regularly scheduled by ORA and announced on Campus Currents. When proposals are submitted through CAYUSE by a principal investigator, they are routed for approval, first to the appropriate Department Chair(s) and then by the Associate Dean for Research in the College, before they are forwarded to the IRB.