Getting Started - Research Application Forms
The Department of Research is excited to announce that the LifeBridge Health Institutional Review Board (LBH IRB) is embracing 21st century technology and going electronic with the launch of IRBNet, a web-based suite of research management and monitoring tools that allow for paperless submissions as well as review, approval and notification processes for all studies requiring IRB oversight—anytime, anywhere! The new system has been in effect since Feb. 1, 2017.
If you are interested in conducting research at a LifeBridge Health facility, please log on to www.irbnet.org to register. The first time you log onto IRBNet you will need to create a username and password as well as identify LifeBridge Health as your organization.
The IRB application process starts with you uploading your submission of the application form, consent forms, and other required forms and materials to IRBNet.
Click on the types of submissions listed below, please review to determine what is required so the LifeBridge Health Institutional Review Board can complete its review.
Please contact us if you need further assistance or additional training on how to use IRBNet.
ALL IRB SUBMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED THROUGH IRBNET.
Expedited & Full Board Forms
Studies involving human research subjects may qualify for expedited review. The application documents for expedited and full board reviews are the same. However, studies that qualify for expedited review may be reviewed by the chairman or his designee rather than by the full IRB.
Learn more about expedited and full board forms.
Exempt Submission Forms
Minimal risk research studies may qualify as exempt from full IRB review. To determine whether a study is exempt, please review the Exemption Screening Questions form.
Learn more about exempt submission forms.
Humanitarian Use Device Submission Forms
A humanitarian use device (HUD) is a device that is intended to benefit patients by treating or diagnosing a disease or condition that affects fewer than 4,000 individuals per year in the United States.
Learn more about humanitarian use device submission Forms.
NOTE: An ARB Application is required before starting the study. Please click below to determine what is required for the Administrative Review Board.
ARB Initial Submission Forms are still submitted hard copy.