Institutional Review Board at GRCC AGC Feb 2014. Broaden awareness of the GRCC Institutional Review Board (IRB) for human subjects research Facilitate expedient review and approval of research proposals involving human subjects. Purpose of our presentation.
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Broaden awareness of the GRCC Institutional Review Board (IRB) for human subjects research
Two step process –
1. Dean of IRP has the authority to determine if an IRB request will be considered.
2. If it is determined that an IRB request will be considered, the completed application will be moved on to the IRB for review.
IRB oversees all human subjects research (EXCEPT research conducted to improve practice at GRCC)
GRCC Faculty and Staff – Who plan to use the results of their research in partial fulfillment of a degree or certificate at another college or university
Outside Researchers – Who would like to use GRCC faculty/staff/students as part of an external research project.
Investigator contacts Dean of Institutional Research & Planning for initial screening and overview of process
Investigator completes & submits IRB Application
IRB reviews proposal and approves or requests clarification
- IRB evaluates risks, recruitment, informed consent, data security, privacy and confidentiality provisions
- Decision made within 4 weeks of submission
IRB Approval letter is provided to investigator
Research is reapproved annually
Investigator reports any changes to research plan
2012-2013 – 14 applications were received and approved
2013-2014 – 5 applications have been either approved or are “in process”
Share information about the IRB with your departments and programs
Application materials available at grcc.edu/irb
Direct any research projects or proposals to Dean of Institutional Research & Planning