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Human Subjects Research Committee

Committee Procedures & Schedule

Please make note of the upcoming HSRC application deadline and meeting dates below. After reviewing the Committee’s timeline and process information, read the instructions page for more details on beginning your research application today.


Review Timeline

The Human Subjects Research Committee (HSRC) typically meets the last Monday of each month. All research proposals must be submitted the by 15th to be considered for the month’s meeting agenda. Investigators should allow at least two months for the entire review process, since the Committee may request revisions or additional information before granting final approval. The Committee does not meet during the months of July and December. Please take steps to plan around these months; contact the committee regarding requesting a special review to accommodate significant or extenuating circumstances.

Review Process

After the proposal review takes place, applicants will be sent a memo with the Committee’s decision. The memo will either detail recommendations for amendments or grant approval to proceed with the study. Most revisions are reviewed at the next scheduled Committee meeting; however, substantive issues may take more than one additional meeting to be resolved.

Human Subjects Research Committee

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    Lewis & Clark College’s Human Subject Research Committee (HSRC). Also known as Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Federal Purposes.

    Human Subjects Research

    The HSRC/IRB does not have a physical address. Please submit all applications and questions to the email address listed.