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Institutional Review Board (IRB)
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
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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.
IRB Policy (Click for Word version)
Oral History Policy (Click for Word version)
Human Subjects Research Classroom Exercises - Professors and instructors that want to conduct classroom exercises in human subjects research should use the following guide to assist them in the preparation and performance of classroom exercises. This guidance is not intended for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. This guide is not to be used for class projects that meet the definition of human subjects research. Classroom Exercise Guide
CITI Training Homepage
IRB Human Subjects Training Guide
02/28/2013 - NEW course available in CITI Training Program - Refresher course is now available for individuals and researchers that need to recertify their Human Subjects Research Protections training that is set to expire. If researchers and individuals have to complete initial training, then the Refresher course will not satisfy that requirement.
Internet Research Guidelines
Applicant Information and Forms
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Form (Click for Word
IRB Revision Request (Click for Word version)
IRB Continuing Review/Final Report Form (Click for Word version)
Consent Procedures and Samples
Sample Debriefing Form (Click for Word version) In sample debriefing form, yellow highlighted text indicates information that needs to be included, revised, expanded upon, or removed in your final draft.
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
Guidance on Reporting Incidents to OHRP
Application Status - July 2012 - June 2013
Application Status - July 2011 - June 2012
Application Status - July 2010 - June 2011
Application Status - July 2009 - June 2010
Application Status - July 2008 - June 2009
Application Status - July 2007 - June 2008
Cooper Medical School
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)
To review Rowan University's Conflict of Interest and Financial Conflict of Interest Policy click here