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Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Rolling IRB Application Submission Process! Our process has changed, and we are now accepting IRB applications at any time! Upon submission of your application, the pre-review process will begin and after the pre-review, the application will be sent to an IRB member for review. Please note that for any study that is identified as Full Board Review, the submission schedule, deadlines, and IRB Committee meeting dates still apply.
Once completed please submit your application to the Institutional Review Board.
Our office location has changed! We are now located in Herman D. James Hall, 3rd floor - click here for a close up view of the Glassboro Campus map and James Hall.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!
The Rowan IRB is comprised of Rowan faculty as well as a community representative.
Some of the following documents are provided in PDF format. You will need the free Acrobat Reader software at the Adobe Website.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects training is necessary for all researchers at Rowan University. Researchers who have an existing National Institutes of Health (NIH) training certificate that is current (they expire after 3 years) may use this certificate, but all new and existing researchers must complete the CITI Human Subjects Research training after the NIH training has expired. Before submitting an IRB application, click the "Required IRB Training for Faculty/Staff/Students" link under "Training" and complete the “Human Subjects Research” module in your area of expertise. Please note that if you have a research project funded through an external grant, where there is a component of reporting and publication or contribute to increasing generalizable knowledge, then the Principal Investigator will be instructed to complete Human Subjects Research training. In addition, all other key personnel and faculty advisors may be instructed to complete Human Subjects Research training.
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.