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Institutional Effectiveness

IRB - Approval Process

  1. If the proposal is determined a human subject research project, the primary investigator (PI) completes the IRB review application.
  2. The PI gathers all required documentation as per the application checklist.
  3. The PI electronically submits the application packet to the IRB email address ().
  4. IRB reviews will be scheduled and conducted.
  5. Depending on the application, the IRB process may take up to six weeks.
  6. THE VIRGINIA WESTERN IRB MUST APPROVE THE RESEARCH PROJECT BEFORE THE RESEARCHER MAKES ANY CONTACT WITH THE SUBJECTS.
  7. Approval is for a maximum of one year from the date of the IRB meeting considering the application.
  8. If any work or data analysis is to continue after the approval expiration date, the PI must submit an extension request two months prior to the expiration date.
  9. Upon completion of the project, the PI should submit to the IRB the Close Out Report form.

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