IRB Application for Employees and External Investigators
IRB approval is required for Human Subjects Research (HSR) which can be defined as research involving living individuals or collecting identifiable private information about living individuals to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.
If you have questions as to whether your research qualifies as HSR, please contact the MCCCD IRB office (see below).
You will learn more about the guidelines for HSR by completing relevant training.
To apply for IRB approval, please follow these steps:
STEP 1: Complete HSR training. This can be done through National Institutes of Health (NIH) at this link: http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php. It is free of charge. The certificate is valid for two years. The certificate issued by CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) is acceptable as well.
STEP 2: Obtain institutional approval from the Vice President of Academic Affairs of the college(s) you intend to use as site of the study. If the study involves more than five colleges in the district, you will need to obtain districtwide approval - contact the IRB Coordinator for more information on that (see below).
STEP 3: Contact the IRB Coordinator to request a login ID to access the e-Protocol application form. The IRB Coordinator can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 731–8701.
STEP 4: Complete and submit the application form at this link: http://mcccd.keyusa.net.