STEP 1: Determine if a Protocol Submission to the WVU IRB is Needed
STEP 2: Determine the Protocol Type for the Project
If your project is considered research or a protocol submission is recommended, click on the link below to access the decision tool for determining the protocol type. This information will assist you in understanding the information needed for your protocol submission.
STEP 3: Complete the Required Training
STEP 4: Complete a WVU Data Protection Certificate Request Form
THIS STEP WILL BE REQUIRED ON 10/11/21 - THE PROCESS IS IN CURRENTLY IN PILOT
Before submitting a protocol application in WVU's electronic protocol submission system, the University requires that you ensure the following for your research data:
- The WVU/HSC ITS approved storage plan.
- Software is approved.
- Participant payment methods are approved
- A Data Agreement is or is not required
- Export Control is notified for international components
STEP 5: Submit a Protocol Application to the WVU IRB
STEP 6: Conduct the Research
Amendments, renewals, and event reporting may be required throughout the project for some protocol types.
STEP 7: Close the Research Project
At the conclusion of the project (all projects), complete the closure process and dispose of data as required by agreement and institutional policy.Closure Process