Institutional Review Board
Submitting a Research Protocol for IRB Review
The LECOM Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with reviewing and overseeing proposals to conduct human subjects research by personnel within LECOM and the broader LECOM Health communities. For an overview of the IRB process and information on which projects require IRB review, please to click here view the IRB Training Presentation.
For those submitting protocols to the IRB, the following documents should prove helpful:
- Protocol Cover Sheet
- Research Protocol Checklist
- Application for Exemption
- Instructions for Embedding HIPAA Authorization in Research Consent Form
- HIPAA Waiver Request
- Sample Research Protocol
- Consent Form Element List
The links above require a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat.
The LECOM Institutional Review Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Protocols that are determined to be exempt from the requirement for IRB review and approval and those that qualify for expedited review can be processed between convened meetings.
For any questions or concerns, or to submit your protocol, please contact the following:
Lindsay Ropchock, J.D.
IRB Coordinator, LECOM Institutional Review Board