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The use of human subjects in research is extremely important to the development of new knowledge in many areas. However, careful attention must be given to questions of ethics and human dignity whenever human subjects participate in research.

All research involving human subjects (including course projects, capstone projects, master’s theses, and independent student research) must be formally reviewed and approved before any data are collected.

For more explination and instructions please view the IRB Presentation: Navigating-the-IRB-2014

External Researchers and Organizations Seeking IRB Approval – Thank you for your interest to include UIS students and employees in your research. We value human subjects research on this campus and encourage collaboration with our academic professionals and staff members. Please send us a copy of the IRB approval letter from your institution along with all the other necessary documents you submitted to your IRB (this should include your proposal, consent documents, applications, material, interview questions, surveys etc.) This information will be used as part of our internal review by our IRB. You may submit your information electronically at ORA@uis.edu.

Research protocols should be submitted to Mail Stop PAC 525, Attention Kathleen Furr. The level of review required of each protocol (exempt, expedited, or full IRB review) will be determined by the UIS Human Subjects Review Officer.

The spring 2014 meeting schedule and protocol submission deadlines are posted below. All meetings will be held in PAC 501.

Winter/Spring 2012 Meeting Dates Time Deadline date for protocol submission
February 14, 2014 09:00 – 11:00 AM February 7, 2014
March 24, 2014 09:00 – 11:00 AM March 12, 2014
April 21, 2014 09:00 – 11:00 AM April 14, 2014
May 19, 2014 09:00 – 11:00 AM May 12, 2014