Tips for Making IRB Review as Smooth as Possible

Click on any stage of the ARROW application review process to see tips for that stage.

STEP 1: Submission

STEP 2, if applicable: Scientific Review

  • Include a protocol.
  • Contact the appropriate scientific review coordinator with any questions– for the PRMC, here; for the ICTR SRC, here.

STEP 3: Administrative Review

STEP 4: IRB Pre-Review

  • Describe all study activities in lay language.
  • Upload necessary documents – this includes recruitment materials, consent forms, site permissions, questionnaires, surveys, etc.
  • Clarify data identifiability – whether coded, de-identified, or anonymous.
  • Identify all possible risks associated with study participation.
  • Use the informed consent templates.
  • Consult with the IRB Reliance Team regarding any multi-site issues.
  • Review application and protocol for inconsistencies.

STEP 5: Convened IRB Review

  • Respond to IRB requests promptly.
  • Track all changes.

STEP 6: Approval

Keywords:   Doc ID:78064
Owner:Monica E.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2017-11-07 12:26 CDTUpdated:2019-08-23 12:40 CDT
Sites:Health Sciences IRBs
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