Institutional Review Board Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Quality Assessment/Improvement (QA/QI)

Who Can Be an Investigator

New Submissions


Responses to Issues Letters

Enrolling Non-English Speaking Subjects

Grant Reviews

Expedited Protocols

Compassionate vs. Emergency Use

Acknowledgement of Receipt

Continuing Reviews

Recruitment Advertisements

Adverse Events (including Adverse Events and Protocol Deviations)

Using The Cooperative Agreement

Submitting a Protocol from the NCI CIRB

Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC)


Increasing Study Enrollment

Case Reports for the IRB

Emailing patient/research subject information

Common Mistakes