Standards and Procedures

OPRS SOP 301: Research Submission Requirements

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IRB members often rely solely on the documentation submitted by Investigators for initial and continuing review. Therefore this material must provide IRB members with enough information about a study to assess if it adequately meets the IRB's criteria for approval. 

Research submission requirements for new studies, continuing reviews and amendments are found on the IRB website.

A submitted proposal will be scheduled for IRB review once the OPRS staff determines that the information and materials submitted present an adequate description of the proposed research. A research proposal (and associated documents) is submitted via email to The submission includes a written signature by the Principal Investigator.

If the IRB or OPRS staff determines that the submitted information is not adequate, Investigators may be required to submit additional information, or their presence may be required to answer questions or explain the details of the study. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed by the IRB.

Complete submissions as outlined in the research submission requirements are made available to IRB members for expedited and convened review via checklists for board review.