Accordion Content

  • IRB Review Type and Rutgers Template Recommendation Tool (NET ID Required)

    This is a Qualtrics-based tool developed by the Rutgers IRB. The purpose of this tool is to provide support to Rutgers investigators in determining the optimal Rutgers IRB templates to use in their human subjects research submissions.

    • This tool asks a series of questions to provide investigators with recommendations on which protocol and consent templates to use based on the type of research indicated.
    • It also provides insights into the level of IRB Review that the study may qualify for – a determination of Non-Human Subjects Research, Exempt research, Expedited research, or Full Board Greater Than Minimal Risk Research.
    • Finally, this tool provides information on which consent waivers may be applicable – Waiver of Consent, Waiver of Documentation of Consent, and/or Waiver of HIPAA Authorization.

    Upon completion of this tool, a Recommendation Summary is provided.

    Please noteThe recommendation summary is not an official determination by the IRB and the recommendations provided are for guidance purposes only.

  • Engagement in Research Tool (NET ID Required)

    With the permission of the Ohio State University IRB, Rutgers has adapted and modified OSU’s original version of this tool to utilize Qualtrics and to provide Rutgers specific guidance and insights into an external site’s engagement in research.

    The purpose of this tool is to use branching logic to provide Rutgers investigators with insights as to whether a collaborating, external (non-Rutgers) site is "engaged in research." 

    Upon completion of this tool, a Recommendation Summary is provided. Please note, the Recommendation Summary is not an official determination by the IRB and the recommendations provided are for guidance purposes only.

  • Rutgers Non-Human Self-Certification Form Online (NET ID Required)

    The purpose of this Non-Human Research Self-Certification Tool (HRP-310b) is to provide support to Rutgers Investigators when determining if a project is Human Research requiring IRB review. This tool asks a series of questions about the proposed project activities and, based on your responses, issues a self certification or directs you to contact the IRB for assistance.

    WARNING

    The self-certification is for internal Rutgers-use only (i.e., self-certifications cannot be used for grant submissions). Do not use this Self-Certification Tool if any of the following applies to your project:

    • Federally funded research
    • Biospecimens
    • FDA-Regulated Drugs, Devices, Or Biologics
    • Stem Cells
    • Research involving a Formal Agreements Between Institutions to Obtain or Use data (data use agreement)
    • International Sites, Subjects, or Data
    • Studies involving Undergraduate Principal Investigators 

    Instead, submit your project to the Rutgers IRB using eIRB.

    Please note:

    • IRB Staff do not have access to nor review what has been submitted in this self-certification online form.
    • Non-Human Research Self-Certification, rather than an official Rutgers IRB Non-Human Research (NHR) Determination, may not satisfy requirements imposed by other organizations/institutions, sponsors, or professional journals.