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Policies Procedures and Guidelines (PDF)

Purpose & Responsibilities

Effective July 1, 2013, the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs became the administrative home for the Institution Review Board (and the protection of human subjects.) As part of this transition, the IRB application process has been automated and will use the industry leading IRBNet suite of tools, accessible via the National Research Network, bringing electronic protocol management, on-line submissions and many other important research oversight features to the Elizabethtown College research community. This page is dedicated to providing researchers with the information and tools to make IRB submissions as easy and streamlined as possible.

Please Note: Effective August 1, 2013, the Elizabethtown College Institutional Review Board requires all IRB applicants to have completed a certified human subject protection training course. Please include certification of human subject protection training as part of your application. The National Institutes of Health online training can be found at

IRB Meeting Information

The Elizabethtown College Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets monthly during the academic year.  An application which is submitted to the IRB would be defined into a category of EXEMPT, EXPEDITED, or FULL review.  (Please refer to the Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for description).  The timeline for review of an application by the IRB:

EXEMPT:  5 - 7 Business Days           EXPEDITED:  2 weeks       FULL Review:  4 weeks

All Full Review IRB applications must be submitted through IRBNet by the 1st of the month in order for that application to be placed on the Agenda for that month's meeting.  IRB Meetings for 2016-17:

September 8, 2016; October 13, 2016; November 10, 2016; December 8, 2016;                         January 12, 2017; February 9, 2017; March 9, 2017; April 13, 2017; May 11, 2017

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To access:
User name: elizabethtown
Password: training


The College now uses IRBNet to process all IRB applications. There are two steps to the process. The first step is to register on IRBNet and the second is to use your account to create and manage your IRB application(s).

Register on IRBNet

  • Go to the IRBNet website:
  • User Name is your email address
  • Password will be emailed to you

Apply on IRBNet

  • Once registered on IRBNet, simply use any browser to log in to the system ( and then follow the steps (see the flowcharts above for the steps to follow to submit and manage your IRB application(s).






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