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UDC Institutional Fact Sheet

Research Studies (Human Subjects): Institutional Review Board

The mission of the University of the District of Columbia Institutional Review Board (UDC IRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of human participants recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of UDC. This site explains the responsibilities of the researcher, UDC IRB and UDC IRB’s processes and procedures. The UDC IRB has registered with DHHS Office of Human Research Protections (IRB #00003641) and has filed an assurance with DHHS called the Federalwide Assurance (FWA #00013788), that the University will comply with these regulations and ethical principles.

I am a UDC researcher, do I need to apply?

For training on the initial submission to the, please see: There are two training sessions on this page both with video and .pdf components. It may be helpful to print the .pdf presentation to have on hand while watching the video. You will be asked to log-on to the site. The UDC log-on is UDC and the password is training.

  • The first training covers:
    • The log-in process
    • How to build a package for submittal
    • How to share your package with the research team
    • How to sign your package indicating it is ready for review
    • How to read Board decision documents
  • The second training covers:
    • How to update and revise project documents for resubmission
    • How to submit subsequent packages of the same application
    • How to manage continuing reviews
    • How to review messages and alerts
    • Other advanced topics

Training on protections for human subjects and other ethical issues

Application Process

Review Process

Researcher Obligations

Meeting times (New Projects and/or Modified Projects should be submitted by the 10th of the month)

  • September 16, 2016
  • October 21, 2016
  • November 18, 2016
  • January 27, 2017
  • February 17 , 2017
  • March 24, 2017
  • April 21, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Sample Forms

Contact Information

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