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HU Institutional Review Board Process

  1. Investigator determines the proposed research involves human subjects.
  2. Investigator consults HU IRB website.
  3. The investigator determines which type of review:
    - Exemption
    - Expedited
    - Full IRB Review
  4. Investigator gathers paperwork to submit:
    - Appropriate form
    - Synopsis of research
    - Informed consent and/or instructions for participants
    - Copy of NIH training certificate
    - Copy of any surveys you plan to use
  5. Submit these as attachments to an email address to irb@harding.edu.
  6. Exemptions are generally processed within 2-4 days, exempted reviews are generally processed with 4-6 days, and full IRB reviews may take 3-4 weeks, depending on the day of the month it is submitted. If needed, a full meeting will take place on the second Wednesday of the month.