Human Subjects Research
Institutional Review Board
Clarkson University maintains an Institutional Review Board (IRB) with the mandate of protecting the rights and welfare of humans who participate in research. Federal guidelines require that any research related to human subjects that makes generalizable claims and/or will be presented publicly (including research in the classroom) must initially be reviewed and approved or exempted by the Clarkson University IRB, whether it is conducted by faculty, staff, assistants, students, or any other research collaborator.
IRB Protocol Submission & Meeting Dates
Protocols must be submitted to Sponsored Research Services no later than noon (12:00PM EST) on the submission deadline date (two weeks prior to the selected meeting date) in order to allow the IRB Chair time to pre-review protocols. Protocols with significant issues may require revision before being accepted for review by the full IRB. Please note that any required revisions, as a result of the pre-review, would need to be completed no later than one week prior to the selected meeting date.
Submission Deadlines Meeting Dates
September 12, 2019 September 26, 2019 at 9 a.m.
October 10, 2019 October 24, 2019 at 9 a.m.
November 14, 2019 November 28, 2019 at 9 a.m.
December 4, 2019 December 18, 2019 at 1 p.m.
January 9, 2020 January 23, 2020, at 9 a.m.
February 13, 2020 February 27, 2020 at 9 a.m.
March 12, 2020 March 26, 2020 at 9 a.m.
April 9, 2020 April 23, 2020 at 9 a.m.
May 14, 2020 May 28, 2020 at 9 a.m.
June 11, 2020 June 25, 2020 at 9 a.m.
*Dates are subject to change and will be posted accordingly*
Information for individuals involved in research
Clarkson University may collect your personal data in a numbers of ways, including by you providing it to us as part of an agreement to participate in research with Clarkson. Clarkson may also be provided your information by a third party with whom you have agreed to allow information to be shared.
These agreements are often contained in an “Informed Consent” document that you sign with Clarkson or with a third party. This Informed Consent document will contain additional important information about how your data may be used.
For any research that involves human subjects, Clarkson follows the principles outlined in the Belmont Report, the U.S. “Common Rule,” and other applicable law.
Clarkson may also receive your information as part of a research collaboration with federal, state, or local governmental authorities.
Importantly, there are laws that affect how your data may be used or shared by Clarkson, and may provide you with additional rights.
Human Subjects Research Training
To help ensure our researchers are properly trained in human subjects research, Clarkson utilizes the CITI Human Subjects Research Training.