Protecting Human Subjects (CPHS / IRB)

Overview Of The IRB Process

2021-2022 Applicants: If your project involves human subjects (interviews, ethnography, psychological experiments, etc.), it is recommended to include a PDF of your Certificate of Completion for the CITI human subjects online training course with your application.  You will need to attach the CITI certificate and state your completion date of the course before you can submit your protocol to CPHS.  

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 11, 2021 and have your faculty mentor submit your human subjects protocol before midnight on  March 15, 2021.

If it is minimal risk, you must complete a draft of your protocol by 9 AM on March 15, and have your faculty mentor submit your final protocol before midnight on March 18, 2021.  

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 and question-by-question protocol guides.