David Callejo Pérez
November 15, 2013
Submission deadline: November 1, 2013
" All research involving human subjects conducted in whole or in part by any individual acting on behalf of SVSU (e.g., full- or part-time employees, students, and volunteers) regardless of the physical location of the data collection, shall be submitted to the SVSU IRB for purposes of oversight and compliance with this policy. This requirement is binding whether the research is externally funded or not and regardless of the source of any such funding."—SVSU IRB Policy & Procedures
Beginning September 6, 2008, all materials must be submitted to the SVSU IRB through the website www.irbnet.org . Before submitting through IRBNet, one must register with the IRBNet site; see the new user registration instructions (461kB) . One need register only once. There also are separate instructions for submitting materials (654kB) to the IRB. Questions about either process may be directed to the IRB Chair (David Callejo Pérez, (989) 964-7488, firstname.lastname@example.org ) or IRB Manager (Julie Decker, (989) 964-4941, email@example.com ).
* The Request for Project Approval (RFA) and other forms have been recently updated to include current information. Please verify those are the forms being used.
IRBNet has introduced a new feature, lock status levels, found at the top of the Designer page in each project submission and summarized on the Project Overview page of each submission.
Projects have three separate lock status levels: "Locked" (gray icon), "Unlocked - Revision Pending" (red icon), and "Locked - Revisions Complete" (green icon). On the Designer page you may read your Lock/Unlock History in each project for specific instructions from the office. Note a complete record of lock/unlcok activity is maintained for audit purposes.
The coordinator in the compliance office may choose to unlock a submitted project package if the submission is incomplete and requires simple changes (Unlocked - Revisions Pending"). If this occurs follow instructions for modifying your incomplete submission. When the requested simple changes have been completed the responsible investigator with Full submission access must lock ("Locked - Revisions Complete") the package. This will automatically notify the administrative staff so staff may continue the review in a timely manner. The staff will access the changes for completeness and continue with the regular review process. At this point the status will change to "Locked" (gray icon).
As always contact either David Callejo Pérez or Julie Decker if you have any questions.