Research Compliance and Ethics
If your research involves human participation, animal studies, or rDNA, biological materials, or potentially hazardous agents approval is necessary by one of these review boards. Questions? 312.567.7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethics in Research: Resource Guide for Graduate Students at IIT: Included are IIT policies, people at IIT available to help you with an ethical dilemma in your research, multimedia resources, and additional reading and resources on this topic.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research proposals that involve human participants. Even those with minimal participation, such as surveys or questionnaires, require some procedural IRB review.
IRB Protocol Application and Instructions
Thoroughly review the application instructions prior to submitting your protocol application. Protocols intended for full committee review should be sent to the IRB office prior to the monthly deadlines listed in the link below. Protocols intended for expedited review should be sent to the IRB office at least 30 days prior to the project's anticipated start date.
IRB Application Instructions
IRB Protocol Application
Institutional Review Board Training
In addition to submitting a protocol for review to the IRB, researchers must complete a training module (approximately 2 hours). After completing the training, a certificate is issued which must be printed and kept. A copy of the certificate must be attached to the IRB application.
Training is required on an annual basis. If you have previously completed the training module and are having difficulty obtaining a new certificate:
- Log in to the course at: http://phrp.nihtraining.com/index.php
- Click the link labeled "Edit User Info" on the Main Menu page
- Click the button labeled "Retake Course"
List of submission deadline dates and scheduled IRB meetings
IIT Policy for the Protection of Human Research Subjects
IIT Handbook of Procedures for the Protection of Human Research Subjects
Educational Materials for Research with Human Subjects
IRB Chair: Patrick Corrigan email@example.com
ORCPD Director: Glenn Krell 312.567.7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For IRB Protocol Applications: Elizabeth Soto 312.567.5757 or email@example.com
IIT's federal wide assurance number is 00001463
Human Protections Information From OHRP
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) encourages all members within the research/IRB community to consult with OHRP on matters of human subject protections. The toll-free number is 866.447.4777.
Any faculty member who plans to conduct research on any animal subjects must first obtain approval from the IACUC. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information About Animal Welfare and Federal Requirements
NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
USDA Animal Welfare Act and Regulations
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
IBC includes oversight of experimentation that involves recombinant DNA, biological materials (e.g., infectious agents), and other potentially hazardous agents (e.g., carcinogens).