You must first submit your health and safety plan to the HSAG and receive their approval BEFORE submitting your protocol to the IRB. Here is a link to the Health and Safety Plan Template. Your health and safety plan should be submitted to Christina Moylan, Director, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the HSAG approval process will take approximately two weeks.
Following approval by HSAG, new and revised in-person human participant research protocols must be submitted for IRB approval. All Spring 2021 in-person human participant research is considered more than minimal risk. Therefore, all new in-person research proposals and revisions to previously approved in-person research proposals will be reviewed via the standard review process.