Please contact any member of the HSRB members for assistance completing your Humans Subjects Review Board proposal.
1. Complete the Citi Online Training module
You must provide a copy of the final certification of completion with your documents. This only needs to be completed once by each researcher. After the training has been completed future projects will not require this step.
Create an account
Attach your account to Concord University
Complete the modules that are relevant to your research area
Provide a copy of your completion verification to the HSRB
2. Determine the Review Category
Research reviewed by the HSRB will fall into one of three categories. Fill out the appropriate HSRB forms based on your review category. Submit a single, signed copy to the HSRB Chair. The Office of Human Research Protections Decision Charts can help you determine whether your research qualifies as Exempt, Expedited or requires a full review of the CU Human Subjects Review Board.
Exempt Category I: The research is exempt from full board review. The HSRB chair reviews the applicant’s submission and either approves, requests modification, or disapproves the research. This type of review generally takes about two weeks.
Expedited Category II: The research qualifies for expedited rather than full board review. The chair and two other members of the HSRB must review the applicant’s submission and either approve, request modification, or disapprove the research. Every effort will be made to inform the applicant of the results of an expedited review within three weeks of the submission date.
Full Board Review Category III: Meetings of the full board are scheduled four times an academic year, the 4th week of September, the 1st week of November, the 4th week of February, and the 1st week of April. If your research requires full board review, please submit your application at least one week prior to an upcoming meeting. The principal investigator is expected to attend the HSRB meeting during which your research is reviewed.
Consult Section IV. of the HSRB Procedures Manual for more information about determining the correct review category.
3. Submit the Following Documents to the HSRB Chair
HSRB Proposal Cover Page
Required for ALL proposals. Must include signatures of principle investigator and faculty/staff supervisor.
HSRB Project Proposal Questionnaire
Required for ALL proposals.
Exempt Category I: Complete Questions 1-7
Expedited Category II: Complete Questions 1-11
Full Board Review Category III: Complete Questions 1-16
HSRB Form 1A: List of Ethical Issues in Human Research
Required for ALL Expedited Category II or Full Board Review Category III proposals.
A copy of the completion verification of the CITI Online Training module (see CITI Training above)
Submit all required documents electronically to the HSRB Chair for evaluation at Hsrbchair@concord.edu