The Heidelberg Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for all human subjects research projects and projects must be reviewed by the IRB before the study begins. See these selections from the Code of Federal Regulations(45 CFR Part 46 : PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS) for general information about the role of Institutional Review Boards.
Investigators who believe that their study poses no more than minimal risk to participants and meets the federal guidelines may request an expedited review. Expedited reviews will be conducted by two IRB members instead of the full committee. Submissions will be accepted at any time during the academic year when school is in session. For expedited reviews, we will notify investigators of the outcome of the review within 5-10 business days.
Full reviews will only take place periodically, and investigators will be notified of the outcome of a full review within 10-12 business days of the submission deadline.
Ms. Charlene Pope Outside of Heidelberg University IRB reviewer for the Full review
The full review deadlines for the 2020-21 year are:
To submit a proposal for an expedited or full review, log onto Canvas. Instructions and links are on the homepage of the IRB Canvas page. Before submitting, first, all members of the research group must complete the required ethics training. Then go to the Assignments Tab and submit materials under the “CURRENT!-IRB Application” assignment. Regardless of whether you request an expedited or full review, you must complete the same IRB questions and attach all the required documents. The questions can be found on the homepage of Canvas. Federal guidelines require that proposals undergoing expedited review are reviewed just as thoroughly as proposals undergoing full review. If your study does not meet the criteria for an expedited review, it will be reviewed by the full IRB committee.