QUICK START OVERVIEW
This outline gives a brief description of steps for investigators to follow when considering a research project that involves human subjects:
- Determine research methodology and instruments to be used. (Questions used in surveys or focus groups must be attached with application).
- Prepare for a 3 - 4 week review process. Do not plan to begin research until approval is obtained.
- Prepare an informed consent form for participants.
- Document how participants will be debriefed, following participation.
- Document a plan for retaining and storing data for three years.
- Complete and submit the MJC IRB Project Review Form to the IRB Chair with all required attachments.
- The IRB Chair will forward the request to the President or designee to determine whether the project fits into the priorities of the college and is balanced against the college research agenda or adds to “survey fatigue” on campus.
- After the research concept has been approved, the IRB will review specifically for issues related to human subject protection.
- The IRB will inform you of “Exempt”, “Expedited” or “Full Board Review” status.
- You may attend the IRB meeting that considers your application.
- You will receive an email explaining the decision of the IRB with instructions if
more information is needed:
- Approved Subject to Restrictions
- If approved, you may begin your project.
For more details please review the following documents;