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Social, Behavioral, and Educational Institutional Review Board (IRB)
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
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) IRB APPLICATION INFORMATION
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 clinicaltrials.gov. 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: Christine Besswick 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 ClinicalTrials.gov system
4) Upon completion of the user account, the Principal Investigator will receive an email from ClinicalTrials.gov 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 clinicaltrials.gov 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