Protecting Human Subjects (CPHS / IRB)

Overview Of The IRB Process

2022-2023 Applicants: If your project involves human subjects (interviews, ethnography, psychological experiments, etc.), if you wish, you may include a PDF of your Certificate of Completion for the CITI human subjects online training course with your application.  You will need to state your completion date of the course before CPHS will approve your protocol.  

If you are selected and your project is considered greater than minimal risk (i.e. has a chance of going to full committee), you must complete a draft of your protocol by 9 AM on March 10, 2022, and inform Leah Carroll that it is ready to be inspected.  Your faculty sponsor must check the assurance box, and you must submit your human subjects protocol on eProtocol, before midnight on  March 14, 2022.

If it is minimal risk, you must complete a draft of your protocol by 9 AM on March 14, 2022, and inform Leah Carroll that it is ready to be inspected.  Your faculty sponsor must check the assurance box, and you must submit your human subjects protocol on eProtocol, before midnight on March 17, 2022.  

Note that unless your faculty member supervised a protocol approved in 2014 or later, they must also complete the CITI course before your protocol can be approved. 

For additional guidance, please refer to the human subjects page of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships web site, as well as the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects’ website.   Please review their information, and check the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships events calendar for upcoming workshops. Contact Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor,  for approved protocols from past Haas Scholars, question-by-question protocol guides, and other guidance documents and resources.