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The IRB Proposal Process
So, you’ve done your research, and you’ve found a gap in the literature that needs to be addressed. Even more impressive, you have designed a study that can fill this gap. Before you conduct your study you’ll need Institutional Review Board (IRB) clearance. For many students, the IRB application presents a particular challenge because it is written for a different target audience than the rest of the dissertation.
The IRB application can be broken down into a few key components, and by focusing on meeting these requirements you can simplify the process.
The purpose of the IRB proposal is to answer four key questions:
- Why your research is important
- How you intend to conduct the research
- Who will take part in your study
- How you will manage experimental data once you have collected it.
Adequately addressing these components will give your IRB confidence in your ability to proceed with the study in a safe and ethical manner.
I. Why is your research important?
II. How you intend to conduct the research?
III. Who will take part in your study?
IV. How you will manage experimental data once you have collected it?
By addressing these four aspects of your IRB application, you should be well prepared to address any concerns that might arise during the IRB review of your study.