Application Resources

Registering Your Proposal

Registering Your Proposal

For those who need to register their human subjects research activities for Grant submissions please use the Registration form.

Submitting Your Application

Submitting Your Application

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires submission of a full protocol for each new study involving human subjects. A protocol includes the application and all other documents.

Submitting Your Modification or Renewal

Submitting Your Modification or Renewal

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires submission of a partial protocol for each modification or renewal of a study involving human subjects.

  • If you experience an adverse event of any kind while conducting your human subjects research, please follow the instructions on the Adverse Event Reporting Form and submit it to the IRB.

NOTE: Changes to personnel or procedures must be approved by IRB before they are implemented.

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External Investigators

External Investigators

There are two options for external investigators to consider:

Reliance Agreements should only be considered when an HSU faculty, staff, or student will be working with the external investigator to conduct research (i.e., collecting informed consent, collecting data (identifiable or not), and/or analyzing identifiable data.) If you meet these criteria, please contact the IRB at irb@humboldt.edu to request a reliance agreement. You may also be asked to submit your IRB approval letter from the outside institution and your original IRB application.

External Investigators do not need an agreement if their only purpose is to recruit subjects from HSU (whether subjects are students, faculty, and/or staff). HSU affiliates may assist an external investigator in connecting potential participants with researchers, since this is not considered to be engaging in the research.

If you are not affiliated with HSU, but would like to recruit on campus for participants, please submit your IRB approval letter to irb@humboldt.edu.

The Review Timeline

The Review Timeline

The IRB believes that researchers are entitled to timely review of research proposals:

Proposals submitted during the Academic Year

  • The IRB’s goal is to contact researchers regarding the status of their application within approximately 10 working days (Green days on the HSU Green & Gold Calendar). 
  • Due to the work load at certain times, the IRB cannot guarantee any time frame (for example, during holidays).
  • Please allow ample time for review, possible modifications and final determination for your proposal prior to your projected start date.

Proposals submitted during the Summer

  • Typically, committee members have been willing to volunteer their time over the summer in order for the IRB to continue to review Exempt and Expedited proposals. 
  • No expectations of review time are associated with proposals submitted during the summer.