Protecting Human Participants in Research http://orip.syr.edu/humanresearch.html. Office of Research Integrity and Protections ( ORIP). What Is the Institutional Review Board and what is it’s role?. Composition of the IRB.
Protecting Human Participantsin Researchhttp://orip.syr.edu/humanresearch.html
Office of Research Integrity and Protections
What Is the Institutional Review Board and what is it’s role?
The IRB at Syracuse University is currently comprised of 10 members from relevant academic disciplines and includes one non-affiliated community member.
The role of the IRB is to protect human subjects participating in research.
Because Syracuse University receives federal funds. SU is obligated to review ALL projects involving human subjects for compliance with institutional, state, local and federal laws.
In the Federal Wide Assurance (FWA), SU pledges to follow certain ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report and federal regulations 45 CFR 46-Part A.
Common Rule45 CFR 46 (Part A)
Exempt applications are reviewed by the ORIP Director, Tracy Cromp.
Turn around time for review is approximately 5-7 business days. There are no deadlines for exempt applications. Allow a minimum of 4 weeks for the review process.
Exempt studies are authorized for a period of 5 years.
Turn around time for review is approximately 7-10 business days. There are no deadlines for expedited applications. Allow a minimum of 4 weeks for the review process.
Expedited studies are approved for a period of one year, (unless the IRB determines more frequent review is necessary) and are renewable for up to 7 years.
Harm or discomfort > those encountered in daily life
Full board applications must be reviewed at a convened meeting of the IRB with a majority of IRB members in attendance.
There is a hard deadline for full board applications. Full board applications must be received two weeks prior to the scheduled IRB meeting.
The IRB meets monthly except during the month of July. The meeting schedule is posted on our website.
Allow a minimum of 8 weeks for the full board review approval process.
Full board applications can be approved for up to 365 days from the date of review (unless the IRB determines more frequent review is necessary) and are renewable for up to 7 years.
Required elements include (are not limited to):
the IRB can:
IRB review is not required for research projects conducted solely to fulfill course requirements and the results of the classroom assignment are only used and shared as follows:
- Exception: if the change is essential to protect human participants from harm