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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Nova Southeastern University is a unit under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and leads the university's human subject protection program. The IRB reviews research submissions from the NSU research community to ensure they adhere to basic ethical principles underlying the acceptable conduct of research involving human subjects. This website was created as a resource for the research community regarding the IRB process.

Nova Southeastern University encourages the conduct of research in the various colleges and in collaboration with other educational institutions, agencies, and organizations. While respecting the right of faculty to full academic freedom in research, the university is firmly committed to adhering to basic ethical principles underlying the acceptable conduct of research involving human subjects.

Announcements:

The IRB Office would also like to remind researchers that we are no longer accepting the new Initial Submission Form in the paper format. All new Initial Submission Forms must be completed via the IRBManager electronic submission system.

Please see IRBManager Electronic Submission System page on our website for more information.

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All new protocol submissions must be completed in the new IRBManager electronic submission system. Please see our IRBManager Electronic Submission System page for more information for more information regarding the completion of this form.

If you completed your Initial Submission Form via the old paper format, please refer to the Paper Submission Forms section of our website for more information regarding the completion of this form.

If you completed your Initial Submission Form via the new IRBManager electronic submission system, please refer to the IRBManager Electronic Submission System section of our website for more information regarding the completion of this form.

If you completed your Initial Submission Form via the old paper format, please refer to the Paper Submission Forms section of our website for more information regarding the completion of this form.

If you completed your Initial Submission Form via the new IRBManager electronic submission system, please refer to the IRBManager Electronic Submission System section of our website for more information regarding the completion of this form.

If your research has concluded, please complete a Closing Report Form.  This form must be submitted within 30 days of the conclusion of research activities (intervention/interaction with human subjects AND data analysis have ended).

If you completed your Initial Submission Form via the old paper format, please refer to the Paper Submission Forms section of our website for more information regarding the completion of this form.

If you completed your Initial Submission Form via the new IRBManager electronic submission system, please refer to the IRBManager Electronic Submission System section of our website for more information regarding the completion of this form.

If you completed your Initial Submission Form via the old paper format, you do not need to complete a Researchers Qualification Form at this time.

If you completed your Initial Submission Form via the new IRBManager electronic submission system, please refer to the IRBManager Electronic Submission System section of our website for more information regarding the completion of this form.

HIPAA Authorization Forms can be found in the Paper Submission section of our website.

The Unanticipated Problems/Adverse Event Reporting Form can be found in the Paper Submission section of our website along with more information regarding the completion of this form.

For more information regarding the reporting of Unanticipated Problems/Adverse Events, please reference Part II: IRB Meetings and Operations section of the Policies and Procedures page on our website.

Questions?

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section for common questions regarding the IRB process.