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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to have my CITI certification completed to begin my research?
For all research involving human subjects, CITI certification must be completed before submitting an IRB proposal. For animal research, approval from IACUC is needed.  If you are not certain, please contact the IRB to discuss.

2. If I am doing a retrospective chart review for my research do I need IRB approval?
Yes.  It may be considered exempt or possibly not need consent of subjects but approval from the IRB is needed.

3. If I am doing a quality improvement project and want to write it up as a research paper do I need IRB approval? 
Often times IRB approval is not needed; it depends on the specific project.  Please contact the IRB to discuss whether IRB approval is needed.