UMSL Institutional Research Board (IRB)
College of Nursing IRB Policies
UMSL Institutional Review Board (IRB) review is required of students who are investigators in human subject research conducted on or off-campus especially when the findings will be presented or published. Human subject research includes data bases with human subjects information. Students proposing to engage in human subject research must have a faculty member as a sponsor (usually your faculty advisor or dissertation chair) under whose supervision the research will be conducted.
The IRB process is an electronic process through IRBnet. The information for electronic IRB submission is located on the College of Nursing home page. Click on the Research Tab and then click on EIRB.
Important IRB Deadlines:
Full Review: It is VERY important to complete the electronic IRB submission 10 days (NO EXCEPTIONS) before the scheduled meeting. Dates of the meetings are found at http://www.umsl.edu/services/ora/compliance/human.html If you miss the deadline, your IRB review will be delayed one month.
Expedited or Exempt Reviews: The electronic IRB submission may be completed at any time. There are no deadlines. The review process is normally completed in from 1-2 weeks.
Each year anniversary of your study project approval, UMSLs eIRB will notify you that you must complete the Human Subjects Annual Report/Modification or Final Report form.
- Annual report is submitted each year
- Final report is submitted when the research project is completed.
- Modification is at any time that you modify your study. It is VERY important to complete the electronic IRB submission 10 days (NO EXCEPTIONS) before the scheduled meeting.
Updated J. Bachman 10/2011