IRB Application Walkthrough


Our compliance section ensures Sam Houston State University is responsible for federal, state, and local regulations regarding research.


IRB Application Walkthrough

Welcome to the IRB Application Walkthrough. On this page you'll learn about the submission and review process, complete with links to the resources that you'll need every step of the way.

What You'll Need

Prior to beginning your IRB application, it is important to make sure that you have all of your papers in order, including all relevant supporting documentation and certifications from all required CITI training.

Tasks to complete

Complete your CITI Training

Final IRB submission and approval requires you to have completed research ethics training through CITI. Be sure to download a copy of your completion certificate for upload to the IRB form system.

Evaluate expedited review and exempt review options

Many research projects are eligible for expedited review, which allows researchers to have their IRB applications approved outside of a meeting of the full IRB. Some projects are also eligible for exempt review, which if approved allows research to be carried out without continuing review, unless a change in the project has occurred.

For more information about expedited review and exempt review, or for help in determining whether or not your research is eligible for either of these categories, please consult the IRB FAQ, or contact Sharla Miles.

After You Submit Your Application

Tasks to complete

Reporting Adverse Events/Unanticipated Problems to the IRB

Federal regulations require PIs to promptly report any unanticipated problems involving risks to subjects or others to the IRB, appropriate institutional officials, and federal agencies. The IRB has the authority to suspend or terminate approval of research that is not being conducted in accordance with the IRB's requirements or that has been associated with unexpected serious harm to subjects. See Academic Policy Statement 140427 for further information.

alertSubmitting any Modifications, Renewal, or Closures through CAYUSE IRB