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Social, Behavioral, and Educational Institutional Review Board (IRB)


Are you a non Rowan University faculty, staff or student investigator who needs to obtain data and work with the New Jersey Department of Health?

You can review information regarding New Jersey Department of Health IRB submissions and guidance on the eIRB system, as well as information regarding protocol templates, informed consent templates, conflict of interest and human subjects research training by going to the Rowan University IRB website.

Please click on the link above to view IRB Committee meeting schedules.


Single IRB webpage is here!

Recently, the integration of the School of Osteopathic Medicine has propelled Rowan University into a new chapter in its history. The RowanSOM and Glassboro/CMSRU IRB Boards ahve created IRB webpages that will allow all faculty, researchers, staff and students of all campuses access to templates, guidance, policy and procedures. Please click on Rowan University Institutional Review Board to go to our IRB website.

Please click on the link above to view IRB Committee meeting schedules.


PDF/Paper IRB Applications eIRB Conversion!

The IRB office will begin converting PDF/Paper submissions to an eIRB submission. The process is currently under development, and please visit this webpage for more information. If you need to contact the IRB office about the conversion, please contact Eric Gregory


All new submissions need to go through the eIRB!

eIRB! The Social, Behavioral and Educational Institutional Review Board is ONLY accepting eIRB applications. Paper/PDF applications will only be reviewed if they are Continuing Reviews/Final Reports and Revisions and Modifications. Please contact Eric Gregory for any inquiry or questions.



If you are faculty, staff or students conducting or proposing to conduct human subject research using RowanSOM data, employees, students or on the premises of RowanSOM, you should direct your inquiry to Patricia Gessner and you can also consult the Rowan University IRB webpage.

Some of the following documents below are provided in PDF format. You will need the free Acrobat Reader software at the Adobe Website.

Survey Information

Is your human subject research going to involve the use of online surveys or survey software? If yes, then please review the Rowan University Survey Policy. If you have any more questions about the survey policy, please review the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning (IERP) webpage.



PDF (Paper) applications ARE NO LONGER being accepted. All new submissions must be done using the eIRB system. Click here to go to the eIRB System.

Protocols approved prior to Ocotober 15th, 2014, will need to submit PDF (Paper) applications for Continuing Reviews, Modifications and Closures/Final Report.

IRB Revision Request (Click for Word version)


IRB Continuing Review/Final Report Form (Click for Word version)



Click CITI TRAINING to review training requirements and procedures


IRB Continuing Review/Final Report Form - Expedited and full board review procedures

IRB Applications and protocols approved using the expedited and full board review procedures are approved for the study to be conducted in the 12-month period from the date on the formal approval letter. If your research is to continue, then you need to complete and submit an IRB Continuing Review/Final Report Form to the IRB - Office of Research. If your study will end at the 12-month period, then you must submit an IRB Continuing Review/Final Report Form indicating the study is completed to the IRB - Office of Research



Cooper Medical School at Rowan University IRB Policies

Cooper Health System, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, and Rowan University IRB Policy
Template and Protocol Application with Investigator-Initiated Protocol Template (Click for word version)


Guidelines, Additional Information and Sources of Information


Clinical Trials Registration Guidelines

National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires certain clinical trials sponsored by NIH to register in the ClinicalTrials.Gov website. For more information about registering, please review NOT-OD-08-014. Principal Investigators are responsible for managing and updating the study in More information and instructions for registering a study are located below.


Point of Contact for studies originating from the Glassboro (Social, Behavioral and Educational IRB) campus: Eric Gregory or (856) 256-4058.


Point of Contact for studies originating from the Stratford (RowanSOM IRB) campus: Mary Hammond or (856) 566-6003.



1) Make sure you have your clinical trial information available


2) Principal Investigators should contact the above Points of Contact depending on where you are located and depending on what IRB (Either Glassboro or RowanSOM) you submitted your study to for review


3) Upon notification, the Point of Contact will create a user account in the system


4) Upon completion of the user account, the Principal Investigator will receive an email from to complete the registration


5) When registering the study, in the Responsible Party Field select Principal Investigator.


6) Principal Investigators are responsible for releasing the trial in and performing periodic updates of trial information as needed


Internet Research Guidelines

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
Guidance on Reporting Incidents to OHRP


Please go to the Rowan University IRB Webpage to review instructions and other information related to CITI training.

CITI Rowan University CITI Instructions

CITI Training Homepage