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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.
CITI training must be completed prior to submitting an application. You will need to register to create an account, when doing so, please select Fort Hays State University from the list of participating Institutions. Please follow the instructions, found below under CITI Training Information. 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. PLEASE USE THE NEW FORMS, WHICH ARE AVAILABLE IN THE IRBNET DOCUMENT LIBRARY (8/1/12)
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 email IRB@fhsu.edu or call 785-628-4349.
NEW- SAMPLE IRB PACKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Click here to Register for IRB Workshops sponsored by the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects!
* PLEASE NOTE!! The IRB does not schedule monthly meetings during the summer! Research proposals requiring a full review may take longer to review or to be approved during the summer as there may only be one IRB meeting. Research that is eligible for exempt determination or expedited review that does not require a convened board meeting may not be effected by the summer schedule.
To report an adverse event involving research subjects, contact the IRB administrator at IRB@fhsu.edu or 785-628-4349 as soon as possible.
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