Getting Started

All research applications (except Exempt/QI) must be submitted through IRBNet.

Please log on to 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 this system.

Applications and checklists are available to help guide you through this process and can be found ‘In this Section’ under Study Documents.
Please contact us if you need further assistance or additional training on how to use IRBNet.

NOTE: An Administrative Review Application is required  for funded studies the study can begin. Please click the link below to determine the requirements to complete this process.

Administrative Review Process

These forms are not uploaded to IRBNet. These forms should be emailed to Tobey McGuiness, IRB/ARB Administrator, at

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.

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.