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Social, Behavioral, and Educational Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Social, Behavioral, and Educational IRB News and Developments!
RowanSOM Researchers should not use Consent Forms on this webpage! Please click here to view consent forms for RowanSOM.
Single IRB webpage coming soon! 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 are creating a single IRB webpage 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 single IRB webpage, which is currently in the ending stages of development.
eIRB! The Social, Behavioral and Educational Institutional Review Board is currently in the end stages of implementing the eIRB system for Glassboro and CMSRU IRB submissions. This system will allow electronic submission and management of IRB applications submitted to the Social, Behavioral, and Educational IRB. Please contact Eric Gregory for any inquiry or questions.
PDF Application Submissions! The Social, Behavioral and Educational Institutional Review Board is now accepting PDF IRB applications. Researchers are no longer required to submit hardcopies. Please follow the directions located in the IRB applications below.
Financial and Investigator Interest Disclosure Form! The Social, Behavioral and Educational Institutional Review Board has updated the IRB application to include an Interest Disclosure Form. This form is required to be completed and signed by investigators, including students,and advisors, and subsequently submitted with the IRB application to the IRB office. Faculty Advisors and investigators must download the new IRB application form so that the Interest Disclosure Form is present. If an IRB application is received that does not have the Interest Disclosure Form attached, then the IRB office will inform the investigator of the required documentation, which may delay the review process. All faculty advisors, applicants, and faculty conducting research classes are encouraged to contact the IRB office for any questions and guidance related to IRB processes and submissions.
Institutional Review Board Mission
Rowan University's Institutional Review Board's mission is to assure the safe and ethical treatment of human participants in research. Federal and university regulations require that all research involving human participants conducted by Rowan faculty, staff, and students be reviewed and approved by the IRB before initiation!
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.
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.
Information for Social, Behavioral and Educational IRB
eIRB IRB APPLICATION INFORMATION
When proposing any human subjects research to the IRB using the eIRB submission and review system, all faculty and staff must use the information located here. The link will take you to our main IRB website. On that website, you will find information regarding policies, procedures, meeting dates, templates to use in the submission of your study, guidelines, FAQs, links to regulatory information, and more information and guidance related to human subjects research and the function of the IRB. Rowan University Institutional Review Boards.
PDF IRB APPLICATION INFORMATION
The information below is only to be used when submitting a PDF or Word IRB application to our office. If you are submitting your IRB application through the eIRB system, then please follow the information and guidance, as well as templates and consent forms, that can be found on the Rowan University IRB webpage.
Guidelines, Additional Information and Sources of Information