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Proposal Submission Process

Step 1: Training

Individuals planning to submit a research project through the IRB must complete training prior to any IRB submissions for approval. Training is offered online through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To enroll, visit the NIH Office of Extramural Research and:

  1. Click Register.
  2. Enter the required information.
  3. Complete the course and be sure you save a copy of your NIH Completion Certificate.
  4. Email a copy of your NIH Completion Certificate to

TCC IRB also accepts CITI Training Certification if it is still current.

Step 2: Submitting a Proposal

The Quick Reference Guide provides the step-by-step process that TCCD employees and students should follow in regard to submitting IRB research proposals. A full description of IRB processes is available in the IRB Charter.

Select Level of Review

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All proposals must be submitted with a signed informed consent and other necessary forms.

Step 3: Proposal Review

The IRB attempts to review proposals within four weeks of their receipt. Proposals submitted during the summer or during District holidays may be delayed. Because proposals may need to be revised prior to IRB approval, researchers should allow sufficient time for the IRB to re-review proposals. TCCD's IRB meets on an as needed basis and meetings can be conducted in person or via telephone conferences.

Updated May 23, 2018