Rowan University Institutional Review Board

The mission of Rowan University's IRB Offices are to support the University's research enterprise by ensuring the protection of individuals who participate in research; ensuring compliance with all pertinent federal and state laws and regulations; fostering the ethical conduct of human subjects research; and providing education and other services to the University's researchers regarding regulatory requirements and best practices. 


New Common Rule Regulations take effect on Jan. 21, 2019. A summary of these new update can be found here. Changes to come include the use of Progress Reports and updated Exempt Review Categories. The ORC has developed a Decision Tool for new Exempt Categories (here) to assist in choosing the correct Exempt category/ review level. 

Effective July 1, 2018, newly approved Expedited studies may be eligible for Progress Reports. Please double check your approval letter to confirm if your study will require a Progress Report or a Continuing Review to be submitted prior to the study's expiration date. Please review requirements and Progress Report process here. 

Please also note, any Continuing Review submitted for studies approved prior to July 1, 2018 will also be updated to reflect whether a Progress Report of Continuing Review will be required during the next annual renewal. Again please be sure to check the approval letter to confirm continuation review type. 

A video of the Progress Reports workshop can be found here 

Other updates include updating certain Consent Forms and a new Recruitment Flyer Template

A report regarding current IRB activities presented to College Deans can be found here

Have an IRB Question? Don't hesitate to ask! Contact IRB

Quick Links:

IRB Guidelines Document (Word)
Protocol Templates
Consent Form Templates
Decision Making Tree for Exempt Reviews under New Common Rule
Conflict of Interest Form
Progress Report Template (Word)
Preparatory to Research (Word)
eIRB User Manual
Pedagogical & Methodological Policy

IRB Submission

IRB submission guidance, protocol and consent form templates, disclosure form, and appendices. For Glassboro/CMSRU and Stratford SOM IRB studies.

Meeting Schedule

Scheduled IRB meeting and submission deadlines for Glassboro/ CMSRU and Rowan SOM IRBs

CITI Training

IRB training requirements and CITI training instructions

Policies & Guidance

Guidebook, Guidance Listing, and Appendices for conducting Human Subjects Research at Rowan University.

Western IRB

Independent commercial IRB for clinical trials. Criteria for submission, requirements, guidance, and fees.


New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) specific IRB submission requirements and considerations

Rowan eIRB

All IRB submissions are submitted through our eIRB website here. Please see eIRB manuals for detailed instructions.

eIRB Manuals & Help

Training manuals, FAQs, and other resources related to using our eIRB submission system.

Contact IRB

Contact information for each IRB