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The Behavioral and Social Science IRB reviews non-medical research that includes, but is not limited to behavioral, social, and environmental studies. Its members include representatives with a broad range of expertise. The Behavioral and Social Science IRB members who are faculty are nominated by the Deans of the schools or the department Chairs; they are appointed by the Director of the Office of Research Integrity.

(IRB#2 does not review VA Medical Center research or FDA-regulated research. Research under those two categories should be submitted under IRB#1.)

All research involving the use of human subjects subject to the Marshall University Human Research Protection Program MUST be submitted to an IRB designated by Marshall University for review and approval PRIOR to initiation of the project.

Forms for Investigators

Initial Protocol Application
Protocol Flow Chart
Adverse Event & Other Problem Report Form
Conflict of Interest Checklist ( WordPDF)
Meeting Dates/Deadlines
Expedited Categories 1-9
Consent Templates/Waivers
Continuing Review Instructions
Continuing Review Request Form
Continuing Review Protocol Assessment Form
Modification Protocol Assessment Form
Closure Request Form

Forms for IRB Members

IRB#2 Member List
Meeting Dates
Education Requirements
Conflict of Interest Checklist ( Word, PDF)
IRB Guest Non-Disclosure Agreement

Ethics Reports

The Belmont Report
Declaration of Helsinki
Nuremberg Code (Directives for Human Experimentation)

Standard Operating Procedures

Regulations

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46)

Additional Guidance

Guide For Determining When Protocols Involving Coded Private Information or Biological Specimens Meet the Federal Definition of “Human Research”