Investigators involved in the conduct of human subject research that falls under the authority of the IRB shall be provided with instructions and guidelines for the submission of research studies and informed consent documents for IRB review and approval. The following are general procedures for the IRB in processing all IRB submissions.
Initial Screening. All submissions are initially screened to ensure completeness of the application and to determine whether the submission can be forwarded to the IRB.
Scientific Review. All proposed human subject research shall undergo IRB review, with the exception of (i) research qualifying for “exempt” review status; (ii) industry initiated and sponsored clinical trials; and (iii) research reviewed by a peer scientific review committee as a condition of research funding (e.g. another IRB committee at another institution).