Institutional Review Board (IRB)
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB)- Human Subjects
IRBs are federally required to review and approve human subject research before it is initiated by NKU faculty, staff and students. NKU has an IRB committee on campus with a diverse group of members appointed by President Votruba.
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD
The IRB members who review your IRB application are faculty who are employed full time in different departments at the University. Although the IRB committee sets a goal of initially responding within ten business days/two weeks, that response may be delayed by the volume of IRB applications currently under review and the workload of the individual reviewers.
Federal guidelines also require researchers to complete training prior to initiating research. For more information on the training or to go to the training website click here to go to the NKU CITI website.
This page contains information to assist you in all aspects of the IRB process including how to complete an application, components of a consent form and frequently asked questions. Please familiarize yourself with this information before initiating the IRB process if you have not done so before.
IRB APPLICATION FORMS
HELPFUL TEMPLATES AND EXAMPLES
HELPFUL TIPS AND GUIDES
IRB Summary and Process
IRB Committee Members
Federal Wide Assurances
NKU IRB Training & Education Requirements Information
IRB CITI Training Requirements
Exempt Research Categories & Descriptions
Class Project or Research: What's the Difference?
IRB Monthly Meeting Schedule
NURSING IRB INFORMATION
Advanced Nursing Graduate Studies Research Projects
St. Elizabeth Healthcare (SEH) Reciprocal Agreement Research Information
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) Reciprocal Research Information
The Christ Hospital (TCH) Reciprocal Research Information
IRB FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the estimated turnaround time for an IRB review?
Where do I submit my IRB for review?
Who will review my IRB?
What is CITI Training?
What documents should be attached to my IRB application?
Do I need signatures on my revised application being submitted as a reply to reviewer comments?
How do I make changes to an approved IRB?
Do I need to use the stamped consent form approved by the IRB?
For more information, contact Maria Stivers, IRB Administrator @ 859-572-5168 or email@example.com, Nunn Drive, AC 724, Highland Heights, KY 41099