Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board

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.

Cayuse IRB

For any investigators that had an approved and current eIRB application that transferred to the new Cayuse IRB (known as Legacy submissions) and have not yet reviewed and completed the Legacy submission in Cayuse IRB, below are links and documents for your review and use when completing a Cayuse Legacy submission.

Updates

07/06/21:

As of July 1st, research with human subjects may continue with the following guidance:

1 - COVID safe plans, including social distancing and PPE must be maintained according to campus-wide standards.

2 - Human subjects coming to campus must comply with campus visitor registration guidelines found here: Visitor Registration Guidelines; including completing the health assessment form found here: Health Assessment Form

3 - All research performed with human subjects must have an active IRB protocol.

4 - For research with saliva collection, participants self-administration of saliva collection is preferred.  For researchers, PPE of lab coats, face shield, face mask, and gloves are required.  Sick participants or sick researchers are not permitted to engage in the research activity.  The same level of PPE is required by researchers during the processing, handling, and managing of these samples.  If there is a risk of splatter— then gowns must also be wornas necessary PPE during collection and/or sample processing.

5 - For research with blood collection, PPE of lab coats, face shield, surgical mask, and gloves are required.  Sick participants or sick researchers are not permitted to engage in the research activity.  The same level of PPE is required by researchers during the processing, handling, and managing of these samples.  If there is a risk of splatter— then gowns must also be worn as necessary PPE during collection and/or sample processing.

6 - EHS and IBC approvals must be gained prior to collection of saliva and blood samples.​

7 – Researchers resuming research activities must have all applicable training requirements completed.

8 – Modifications/amendments to IRB and/or IBC approved research must be submitted for review and approval if any researchers will be added and/or removed.    

9 - The appropriate committee (IRB and/or IBC) must be notified that research with human subjects will resume (by at least one week prior to resumption of work).  The notification must provide the PI name(s), protocol title and approval number.

Contact the Director of the Office of Research Compliance, Eric Gregory (gregorye@rowan.edu), regarding questions and concerns related to the guidance above.

 
02/27/21:
  • Welcome Katelynn Huff! Katelynn will serve a vital role for the Rowan IRB as the main IRB Analyst for IRB submissions submitted by facutly, staff, and students for the Glassboro/Camden Campuses.
  • Welcome Eric Gregory! Eric is now the Director of Research Compliance and acting IRB Director for the Rowan IRB.

10/26/2020:

  • Revised Consent Forms now available

Quick Links

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