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School of Continuing Studies Library: Institutional Review Board (IRB)

DISCLAIMER

The Georgetown University Library System does not oversee the IRB training or application process and cannot provide guidance on the process. This page is intended for informational purposes only and may not provide the most up-to-date information, directions, etc. on the process. Students, faculty, and staff should review the Georgetown University IRB website at: https://ora.georgetown.edu/irb for the latest news and information. 

All questions regarding IRB should be directed to your Academic Department or to  the Institutional Review Board Office at: irboard@georgetown.edu

IRB Training through CITI

HUMAN SUBJECT PROTECTION TRAINING: 


CERTIFICATION THAT ONE HAS COMPLETED TRAINING IN HUMAN SUBJECT PROTECTION IN RESEARCH IS REQUIRED OF ALL GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY FACULTY, INVESTIGATORS, STUDY COORDINATORS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH. AN INDIVIDUAL MAY COMPLETE THIS TRAINING, WHICH SHOULD BE UPDATED EVERY THREE YEARS, BY:

Completing the on-line course from Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI): 

You will need to register and create your own username and password. Please select Georgetown University as your institution. You can print out a certificate upon completion for your own records. CITI automatically keeps track of Georgetown University participants and profiles us with completion data.

Student-Conducted Research

Official Georgetown University  IRB Student-conducted Research Website can be found here

QUICK FAQ:

  • All students conducting research projects are required to list their advisors/mentors in the IRB application under Responsible Participant. The Responsible Participant is considered to be a member of the research team and must complete a Study Specific Disclosure Form and fulfill all required training.

  • Investigators must plan for and allow adequate time for the review process (approximately 4 weeks, depending on the particular human subjects issues raised by the proposed research). The later in the semester a proposal is received, the more difficult it will be to accomplish the review in time for the projects to be completed during the current semester. It is very strongly recommended that investigators submit proposals within the first three weeks of the semester for projects that must be completed during the current semester.

  • Investigators and all study team members (including the Responsible Participant) are required to follow institutional requirements and complete the course in CITI Program “Human Subjects Protection”.

IRB 101

IRB is an acronym for Institutional Review Board. The IRB is responsible for the review and approval of all research involving human subjects, as well as scientific validity and ethical review.In general, research is defined by the Department of Health and Human Services as a "systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge." (45 CFR, part 46)

READ MORE HERE

eRIC - Application Submission System

eRIC provides a paperless, electronic method for the submission, tracking, and review of information related to IRB activities. The IRB Software will provide a single-source collaboration platform supported by administrative capabilities that will improve the efficiencies of Georgetown University Institutional Review Board and administrative office activities, as well as those of the Georgetown University research community.

eRIC Quick Links & Information: https://ora.georgetown.edu/irb/irb_project

IRB Presentation

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