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Authorization to Conduct Research

Research at Miami Dade College requires prior authorization from the District administration. As outlined in College Procedure 1321 - Authorization to Conduct Research, prospective researchers must fill out the Research Application and e-mail it to the Director of Institutional Research with the appropriate attachments.

Proposals will be presented to the IRB Committee for review and approval. Include a short description under each item on the Research Application.

Institutional Review Board
Submission, Review, & Meeting
Schedule through May 2016
Pre-Submission Deadline (for early review) Last Day1 for submission for review PRIOR to IRB Meeting IRB Meeting2
N/A December 29th, 2015 January 25th, 2016
January 15th, 2016 January 29th, 2016 February 29th, 2016
February 19th, 2016 March 4th, 2016 April 4th, 2016
April 1st , 2016 April 15th, 2016 May 16th, 2016
1 Research proposals submitted after the deadlines listed will be added to the next scheduled IRB meeting for review.

2 Estimated Response Window: 6-8 weeks after submission.


If changes are required for a research proposal that has previously been submitted or approved, a form must be completed and e-mailed to the Director of Institutional Research with the appropriate attachments.

For research that has changed in IRB status (i.e. from exempted research to full review), use the Research Application form. For research that has changed due to increases in the number of participants, minor changes to the existing protocol, or application for renewal after a period of one year or more, use the Change of Research Approval form.

Note: Researchers who use data provided by the Office of Institutional Research must agree to the Institutional Effectiveness Confidentiality Provision.

» Student Research Projects  
Research conducted by MDC students as part of classroom assignments may require CASSC R&T submission and approval.

Find out more:
» Research Approval Procedures
Research approval at MDC is a two-step
process: First MDC's Institutional Review
Board (IRB) reviews human subjects
research proposals. Once approved by
the MDC IRB, research proposals are
reviewed by the CASSC R&T committee.
All research - whether human subjects are
involved or not - must be reviewed for
approval by CASSC R&T.

» Forms
» Human Subject Research
Research applications must include
documentation that the Primary Investigator
has successfully completed training in
the responsible conduct of research.

 



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