Resurrection University is committed to partnering with the research community.

Research is a key component of leadership in healthcare. That’s why Resurrection University plays an active role in supporting research at every opportunity. The Resurrection University Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews potential research projects in conformance with federal regulations. The ResU IRB works to ensure that all research conducted by members of our community, or by people outside of the ResU community, meet the highest scientific and ethical standards. The IRB specifically assures the safety and welfare of the people who participate as subjects.

All research or quality assurance projects that involve data that are protected by law must have IRB approval before data can be collected or accessed.


Our Application Process:

Please complete the New Projects IRB Application, HIPAA Waiver form, and Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure form. An IRB New Project Application Checklist is provided to guide you in compiling an IRB application packet. Please note that attachments, such as the project proposal/protocol, NIH training certificate, and any tools you will use to collect data, are required. Submit the packet electronically to Daphanee Lewis.

For assistance in developing your proposal/protocol and informed consent form see the Proposal Template, Consent Forms document, and sample consent forms, such as Sample Consent Form – Anonymous Survey Cover Letter, Sample Consent Form – Anonymous Survey Example, and Sample Consent form – Anonymous Survey Template.

Once your study has been approved, you must submit certain reports. If you have to change any part of your protocol after receiving approval, you must submit a Request to Amend Protocol form before you continue to collect data. Project approvals are for a period of one year, if you need an extension in order to complete your project, submit a Continuing Review form for approval of the extension. Finally, once your study is complete, you must submit a Study Closure Report.

For questions regarding the need for IRB approval, please send an email to Laurie Zack, Director of Institutional Research at the IRB office or call 773-252-5150.

Other useful IRB tools include:

Expedited IRB Review form