The first step is to develop a plan for how you want to conduct your research. In addition to the IRB application, this plan could include the creation of documents such as a protocol, consent form(s), study data collection instruments, and instructions (e.g. standard operating procedures).
Informed Consent Development
The next step is conducting the study as approved, periodically re-assessing and making changes when needed.
Screening and Recruitment
Recruitment and Retention of Research Participants (panel discussion)
Study Recruitment: What do "real people" recommend? (video)
Recruitment: Building Trust Between Minorities and Researchers (video)
Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center: A Model of Engagement That Worked (video)
Research Recruitment Methods and Regulatory Considerations Across Study Populations (video)
HRPP Policy on Obtaining and Documenting Informed Consent
Informed Consent Guidance
How to Obtain Informed Consent (video)
Effective Consent Forms and the Consent Process (video)
Capacity to Consent Considerations in Research (video)
Remote Consent 101 (video)
Investigating the Cause of Noncompliance and Implementing Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Plans
IRB Reportable Events and How to Prevent Them (video)
Identifying, Documenting, and Reporting (Serious) Adverse Events (video)
Changes of Protocol
Developing an Internal Quality Assurance (QA) Program Guidance
Post-Approval Monitoring Program Self-Assessment Tool
ICTR Clinical Research Toolkit (Self-Assessment & Audit Prep tab)
The final step is initiating the IRB closure process and ensuring proper retention of study records.