The IRB has begun the new IRB Mentoring Program to facilitate the researchers preparation of protocols in order to better prepare them for the review process. The IRB Mentoring Program involves a one-on-one meeting, usually of less than an hour, between a member of the committee and the researcher(s) prior to submission of the protocol application. At this meeting, the new IRB procedures are reviewed, assistance is provided in selecting the appropriate forms for submission, and assistance is provided in completing the forms and preparing informed consent documents. It is the hope of the IRB that researchers who participate in this program will experience a smooth and expeditious review process.
If you would like to discuss your protocol application with a member of the committee, please contact:
Dr. Samuel Faulkner, IRB Chair, 606.783.9382, firstname.lastname@example.org