The Application Submission Process

Please follow the indicated steps below to submit a new research study to the IRB for further review and approval. Please note that all research involving human subjects performed at GVSU and/or by GVSU students, staff, and/or faculty must be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to the beginning of the research.

Your Turn

STEP 1 - Plan your Research Proposal

Consult this webpage for assistance in preparing your submission.

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STEP 2 - Complete Your Protocol Submission

OneAegis is a file sharing platform that enables researchers at GVSU to upload their proposal and all supporting documents and make them available to fellow researchers, their Authorizing Official (AO), and the IRB.  


OneAegis User Guide

Student writing

STEP 3 - Authorizing Official Review

Upon Submission of you application to OneAegis, the form will automatically route to your Authorizing Official(AO). The AO has to review all documents and afterwards sign off on your submission as a whole. The protocol will not be reviewed by the IRB until your AO completes this step.

AOs: For instructions on how to complete the review in OneAegis, please see page 24 of the Instruction Manual.

For more information on the AO and their responsibilities, refer to:

Authorizing Officials Responsibilities: IRB Policy 330

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Our Turn

STEP 4 - IRB Review

The members of the IRB will review all submitted material and make their decision concerning approval / denial of the research study. Find more helpful information below.

IRB Estimated Review Times 

IRB Meeting Schedule 


Page last modified June 13, 2023