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All research involving human subjects must
be reviewed. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been established
for the protection and safety of human subjects and to review on
going and proposed research. The University IRB meets monthly during
the academic year, while departmental or college human subject review
committees meet on a scheduled or as needed basis. The Institutional Review Board and Fort Hays State University researchers
follow the ethical principles laid out by the Belmont Report and
include respect for persons, beneficence and justice. Fort Hays
State University’s Institutional Review Board also subscribes
to the "Common Rule" for the protection of human subjects
found in 45 CFR 46. The FHSU IRB reviews and approves all non-exempt
research protocols involving human subjects so that the university
and individual researchers comply with laws and national standards
regarding the ethical treatment of human subjects. The researcher
must attain IRB approval before research involving human subjects
is conducted. Refer to the FHSU IRB Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research.
Studies for exempt, expedited or full review must be submitted
electronically through IRBNet. IRBNet is the electronic submission, management,
and administration program for Fort Hays State University's Human
Departmental Subjects/Ethics Committees and the University Institutional
Review Board. It must be utilized for the submission of new and
continuing applications packages for all types of review (i.e.,
exempt, expedited and full review). New protocols, revisions,
continuations, modifications, final reports, etc. will not be
accepted on paper or by e-mail. Follow the instructions below.
DO NOT REQUEST A DEMO VIA IRBNet; this is not a training application
and does not pertain to your proposal! If you have any questions, or would like to schedule in-person training, please contact the
Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects, at 785-628-4349.
Click here to Register for IRB Workshops sponsored by the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects!