Proposal for Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval of Research with Human Participants

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the submission of a proposal to the IRB, please contact the chair, Dr. Cathy Crosby, at (315) 229-5167 or ccrosby@stlawu.edu.

THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (a SLU faculty or staff member) MUST BE ABLE TO ANSWER ALL SIX OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS "Yes" BEFORE YOUR PROPOSAL WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE IRB:

  • Have you and all collaborators completed the CITI Program Training within the last three year, or did you complete it more than 3 years ago but have now completed the necessary refresher courses?  No proposals will be accepted for review without up-to-date CITI training by the PI and all collaborators. 
  • Have you and all collaborators completed any necessary supplemental modules in the CITI Training given your population (for example, children) or mode of data collection (for example, Amazon Mechanical Turk)?  See the relevant section in the CITI Program Training information to determine if you are required to complete supplemental modules.  No proposal will be accepted for review unless all of the necessary CITI modules, including supplemental modules, have been completed by the PI and all collaborators.
  • Have you read and followed the requirements for informed consent statements?
  • Have you reviewed the information on the submission of IRB proposals?
  • Does your proposal include the five required components discussed below?
  • Have you addressed your COVID safety protocol in your Discussion of Risk if you are collecting data in person?

The Principal Investigator's electronic signature at the bottom of this form:

1. Certifies that all collaborators/investigators involved with this project have completed the CITI Program training, including any required supplemental modules, at the time of this proposal submission. 

2. Signifies that all investigators on this project understand the following:

  • No data collection will begin until final approval has been received;
  • All researchers have a duty to report to the IRB chair any problems arising during the project that affect the risk to the participants;
  • The PI is required to report any changes to the research that occur after IRB approval that may affect the involvement of the participants;
  • The PI will either submit a form attesting to the completion of data collection or will submit a request for the continuation of approval before the date specified in the approval letter.
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