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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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Institutional review board at grcc agc feb 2014
Institutional Review Boardat GRCCAGC Feb 2014

Purpose of our presentation

Purpose of our presentation

Purpose of the irb

  • Review and oversee human subjects research (IRB) for human subjects research

  • Human subjects research is:

    • - systematic investigation

    • - designed to contribute to general knowledge

    • - often presented/published outside the college

  • Human subjects research is not:

    • - classroom surveys for internal use

    • - data-gathering for service improvement

Purpose of the IRB

History of the grcc irb

  • IRB first established at GRCC in 2007 (IRB) for human subjects research

  • Some federal grants require an IRB approval prior to submission

  • “Rent a IRB” is an option that some schools use (WIRB – Western Institutional Review Board

  • CITI on-line training certification required for all IRB members (6 hours)

History of the GRCC IRB

Current irb membership

  • Membership is outlined by Federal Guidelines (45CFR46) (IRB) for human subjects research

  • Current members include:

    • Robert Leunk (Scientist) (Team Co-chair)

    • Kevin Dobreff (Non-scientist)

    • Jim Peterson (Risk Management)

    • Patti Trepkowski (Institutional commitment/policies)

    • Susan English (Community Member) (Susan is the Director on Institutional Research at Aquinas College

    • Cedric Williams

    • Jennifer Borrello

    • Sophie Rubin

    • Tim Hoving

    • Vicki Maxa

    • Lisa Dopke

    • Donna Kragt (Team Co-chair)

Current IRB membership

Who needs to submit an irb application

Who needs to submit an IRB application? (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.

Who needs to submit an irb application1

Who needs to submit an IRB application? (IRB) for human subjects research

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.

Irb approval process

IRB Approval Process (IRB) for human subjects research

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

Approved irb applications

Approved IRB Applications (IRB) for human subjects research

2012-2013 – 14 applications were received and approved

2013-2014 – 5 applications have been either approved or are “in process”

Summary next steps

Summary & Next Steps (IRB) for human subjects research

Share information about the IRB with your departments and programs

Application materials available at

Direct any research projects or proposals to Dean of Institutional Research & Planning