IRB APPLICATION FORMS & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS


Submit One of the Following IRB Application Forms

Click on How to Submit for instructions on how to start the application process and for clarification for which version of the following IRB Application is appropriate for your research.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

  1. Exempt Research Application - The determination of exempt status can only be made by the IRB; therefore, the researcher must apply for exemption from IRB approval and oversight. If the exemption is granted, the PI must still submit an annual status report.
  2. Medical Chart Review Only Application  - A “medical chart” is a record of a patient’s clinical data and medical history, including but not limited to their demographics, vital signs, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, visit records, test results, patient complaints, and physician’s findings and impressions. Records in a chart may be physical paper or electronic health records that include videos, voice files, or other media containing health record information. Medical chart reviews are research studies that directly review these medical charts. Medical Chart Review applications are now submitted through IRBManager. Please go to the IRBManager main page for instructions.

    DO NOT move forward with this application if your proposed research includes:
    • Review of health information contained elsewhere, such as a limited data set or secondary research
    • Other research activities in addition to the chart review.
    • You must submit a regular application to the IRB Office if it does not meet the definition of a Medical Chart Review ONLY
       
  3. Minimal Risk (Expedited) Research Application - The researcher must demonstrate in the application how the proposed activities fall into one or more of the categories eligible for expedited review. Studies deemed appropriate for Expedited Review will be considered by the Chair and/or designee.
  4. Greater than Minimal Risk (Full Board Review) Research Application - Greater than minimal risk as defined in 45CFR46 and 21CFR50. These applications require review by the full committee at a convened meeting.
  5. External IRB Application   - Utilize when the LSUHSC-NO IRB will be the RELYING IRB for a study involved in a LSUHSC-NO acknowledged consortium or CIRB program (SmartIRB, IRBchoice, PETAL...). This application should not be used for NCI CIRB onocolgy studies. If the LSUHSC-NO IRB will be considered as the Lead/Primary IRB, use the standard application listed above as 1,2, 3 or 4. 

Submit Both of the Following Required Forms with the IRB Application*

  • Demographic Form  - Use during approval process only. AFTER study is approved, use post-approval Change in Personnel Form.
     
  • COI Team Member Form  - required for every study*.

    *Neither the demographic form nor the COI Team Member form is required to be submitted with the Medical Chart Review Only application or with the External IRB Reliance Applications


Other IRB and HIPAA Forms That May be Required During the Application Process