Institutional Research Home  > Authorization to Conduct Research

Authorization to Conduct Research

Research at Miami Dade College requires prior authorization. Contingent upon the type of research activity conducted prior authorization may be required. Please follow the Research Application link below and carefully read the instructions and definitions provided therein. Incomplete research applications will not be reviewed. As outlined in College Procedure 1321 - Authorization to Conduct Research, prospective researchers must fill out the Research Application with the appropriate attachments.

Institutional Review Board
Submission, Review, & Meeting
Schedule through May 2018
Pre-Submission Deadline (for early review) Last Day1 for submission for review PRIOR to IRB Meeting IRB Meeting2
Aug. 11th, 2017 Aug. 25th, 2017 Sep. 25th, 2017
Sep. 15th, 2017 Sep. 29th, 2017 Oct. 30th, 2017
Oct. 13th, 2017 Nov. 4th, 2017 Dec. 4th, 2017
Dec. 15th, 2017 Dec. 29th, 2017 Jan. 29th, 2018
Jan. 12th, 2018 Jan. 26th, 2018 Feb. 26th, 2018
Feb. 16th, 2018 Mar. 2nd, 2018 Apr. 2nd, 2018
Mar. 30th, 2018 Apr. 13th, 2018 May 14th, 2018
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. Schedule subject to change.

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 Research & Testing

All research - whether human subjects are
involved or not - must be reviewed for
approval by CASSC Research & Testing.

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


Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.