Most Scholarly Practice Projects require an Institutional Review Board (IRB) review, with the determination of complete review, expedited review, or exempt. After students successfully defend their SPP Proposals, they submit an application to the IRB seeking approval of the study/project.
The application may be one of three types:
- 1. Exempt from review: This is for studies with no intervention or maybe just for a medical record review.
- 2. Expedited review: This is for studies with minimal physical or psychological risk to subjects.
- 3. Complete institutional review: This is for studies that may pose risks to subjects.
Later, you complete the College IRB application, and you also may be required to obtain IRB approval from an outside organization(s). The time for approval may range from weeks to months, with complete review usually taking the longest. You should review the IRB website, including deadlines for application submission, to take project timelines into considerations and be prepared to make adjustments as needed.
Following your observation activity from Week 2:
- Describe your plans to seek Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from your college and, where appropriate, other organizations, as well as your contingency plan if there is a likelihood that an adequate sample is not obtained from the selected and approved setting.
- Specify the type of IRB review you anticipate, along with your rationale for that choice.
Provides clear examples supported by course content and references. Cites three or more references, using at least one new scholarly resource that was not provided in the course materials. All instruction requirements noted.
Well-organized content with a clear and complex purpose statement and content argument. Writing is concise with a logical flow of idea.