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.
STEP 3 - Authorizing Official Review
Upon Submission of you application to IRBManager, 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 IRBManager, please see page 24 of the Instruction Manual.
For more information on the AO and their responsibilities, refer to: