The following links offer guidance to primary investigators submitting IRB protocols.
All necessary forms are available in the Forms section of the IRB website.
Note: Beginning July 1, 2018, the PACS system will be the only way to submit IRB proposals.
Register for a PACS account
Does your project require IRB oversight?
How to determine your project's level of review
Projects reviewed and approved by another institution's IRB
Steps to IRB approval
Completing your Proposal
Frequently Asked Questions
Scope of IRB Review
Detailed explanations/guidelines for each protocol section
Conducting an online study online
Protocol Evaluation Checklist
Directions for merging documents
Tips for IRB approval
Research in the Classroom
Classroom- and school-based research
Determining whether a class project requires IRB oversight
Best practice for class projects
The role of the faculty advisor in student research
Research Participation and SONA
Conducting research with minors
Overview of SUNY Child Protection Policy
SUNY Child Protective Policy Guidance Document (PDF)
SUNY Child Protection Policy Compliance & Guidance (webpage)
SUNY Child Protection Policy
Please contact Pam Powell for Child Protection Policy training.
Informed Consent and Recruitment
Elements of informed consent
The following charts will help you determine whether you will be able to waive signed
Chart 10: May Informed Consent Be Waived or Consent Elements Be Altered under 45 CFR
Chart 11: May Documentation of Informed Consent Be Waived Under 45 CFR 46.117(c)?
Privacy & Confidentiality
Privacy v. Confidentiality
Retaining research data & records
Other Research Issues
Research with vulnerable populations
Compensation/incentives for subject participants
Quality Improvement Activities
Human Subjects Protection and the IRB (Class Presentation)
Human Subjects Protection and the IRB (Video — close-captioned)