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Welcome to the The IRB for Social and Behavioral Sciences (IRB-SBS) website. Our office reviews all non-medical behavioral human research (studies which are considered medically non-invasive). Are you new to our site and/or office? Check out the Quick Guides for help!

News & Announcements

  • iProtocol Launch Delay: Due to unforseen circumstances, the IRB-SBS needed to delay launching iProtocol. We anticipate that the new app will be available on Monday, Jan 21st. If you are interested in receiving an email annoucnement when the app is available, submit your email address here. Our new app will help researchers develop and submit protocols that are compliant with the Revised Common Rule, new IRB regulations recently published in the Federal Register. To learn more about iProtocol and the Revised Common Rule, visit the Moving Forward in 2019: iProtocol and Revised Common Rule section of our website.
  • IRB-SBS will suspend accepting submissions by Wednesday Jan 16th at 5PM. In order to anticipate the transition to our new online system, we are suspending all materials submission until iProtocol launches next week. New protocols need to be submitted on iProtocol and paper versions will not be accepted after the 16th. Some modifications and continuation requests will be processed using the old forms after Monday but for now all submissions are paused. Thank you for your patience as we navigate the transition to iProtocol and the new federal regulations (Revised Common Rule).
  • If you are working on a new protocol, consider using the iProtocol Text Boxes Template document to help you get started. This word document has all of the main text boxes in the iProtocol form; you can use it to draft responses and then copy them into iProtocol. If you are preparing to submit a continuation or modification to a protocol or want additional information about iProtocol please see Moving Forward in 2019: iProtocol and Revised Common Rule. If you need additional help contact our office directly. We look forward to working with our researchers as we make this transition and appreciate your support and patience.

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