Stanford

IRB Approval

SDD

Spectrum support for Clinical Research is divided into four stages, the first of which is DESIGNING YOUR STUDY.

This stage includes tasks and activities that occur early in the design & development of a study, such as:

  • biostatistics consultations
  • informatics consultations
  • bioethics consultations
  • identifying co-investigators and collaborators
  • exploring funding opportunities

Before your study begins, you must have IRB approval. 

  • Use eProtocol to submit your protocol to the IRB. Investigators may submit their protocols any time.
  • The Panels will review all protocols that are filled out correctly and completely within approximately 4-6 weeks. 

Next Steps