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IRB Protocol Assistance

IRB staff are available alternating Tuesdays (1-4pm) and Wednesdays
(10am-1pm) to provide assistance with IRB applications and any other IRB-related questions or concerns. Appointments are not necessary, but encouraged.

In Person: East Hill Office Building, 395 Pine Tree Rd., Suite 320
Via phone: (607) 254-5162; (607) 255-5138; (607) 255-8994

Upcoming walk-in hours:

Tuesday, 5/22, 3-5pm
Wednesday, 5/30, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 6/5, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 6/13, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 6/19, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 6/27, 10am-1pm

Tuesday, 7/3, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 7/11, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 7/17, 10am-1pm
Wednesday, 7/25, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 7/31, 1-4pm

Wednesday, 8/8, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 8/14, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 8/22, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 8/28, 1-4pm

Wed 9/5, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 9/11, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 9/19, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 9/25, 1-4pm

Wednesday, 10/3, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 10/9, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 10/17, 10am-1pm
Tues 10/23, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 10/31, 10am-1pm

Tuesday, 11/6, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 11/14, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 11/20, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 11/28, 10am-1pm

Tuesday, 12/4, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 12/12, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 12/18, 1-4pm

IRB staff will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance in the following areas:

  • Answering questions about the information required in each section of the protocol;
  • Addressing reviewer questions/comments appropriately;
  • Discussing options for informed consent forms and processes;
  • Providing guidance on more complex research design issues:
    • Research using physiological devices or biomedical procedures
    • Investigator responsibilities for research on sensitive topics or use of deception methods
    • Use of social media or other emerging technologies in research

You are invited to take advantage of these opportunities to get hands-on, specific assistance for your applications for IRB review. Doing so will most likely reduce the need for revisions to an application and the overall cycle time for approval of submissions. It will also help the IRB staff better understand the nature of the issues that researchers experience when designing their research and trying to understand IRB requirements.

Upcoming Office Hours (click calendar item to see details)