The typical progression of a submission through the IRB application process begins when the Investigator submits an Initial Application in the WRG-HS system. That then sets off a number of processes that must be complete before IRB analyst review.
The flowchart below represents a simplified process for a study submission to provide an idea of what happens once an Initial Application is submitted.
Step 1: Any investigator conducting human subjects research must apply for IRB approval. The first step in this process is to submit an Intake Form to WRG-HS.
Step 2: Once the Intake Form is submitted, several steps occur:
Step 3: Pre-review
An IRB analyst audits the application to ensure all regulatory requirements have been met.
Step 4: The complete application is then recieved by the IRB.
Step 5: The IRB members review the entire application and discuss any item of concern during a convened IRB meeting, or if expedited, with their Chair.
Step 5: The IRB Determination Letter is released and entered into the WRG-HS system.