Before anyone begins research at Aurora Health Care, an institutional review board (IRB) must review and approve the proposed project. The Aurora application process requires a written research proposal that outlines the scope of research, funding and participants.
The IRB may approve research, request modifications, defer a decision to a later date or disapprove a project. Our application process helps you create a thorough proposal that meets all regulations and guidelines to give you the best opportunity for success.
The length of IRB review varies depending on the risk level of the research. The convened board must review research studies of the greatest risk level.
An IRB Chair or designated IRB member can review studies that meet the regulatory criteria for exempt determination or expedited approval.
Sometimes, obtaining approval from an IRB can feel almost as daunting as research itself. Our RSPP has created this website to provide the forms, operating procedures, and information you need to submit a research proposal to the IRB.
We are here to help you comply with regulations and documentation related to research using human subjects, their data and their biospecimens.
Here are the steps you must follow to apply for IRB approval: