If your research involves
animals, submit to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
infectious agents, submit to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
radioactive materials, submit to the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC).
human subjects, submit to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
There are three kinds of IRB research proposals: exempt from full board review, expedited from full board review, and requiring full board review. The amount of potential risk to participants and the participant population determine the type of review. The IRB at Ball State University determines which kind of review is necessary for your research proposal. Since researchers are not able to determine which kind of review is necessary, we recommend researchers submit their protocols to the IRB, using IRBNet, at least one month before the research project will begin. This gives adequate time for review.
If you have questions, please contact John Mulcahy, Associate Director of Research Integrity, or Jennifer Weaver, Research Integrity Administrator.
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