Before you begin working on your project submission, please contact Tyler Ridgeway, the IBC Administrator, to schedule an introductory meeting. His goal is to meet with every new investigator to help make the approval process simple and efficient, and to show the level of communication and collaboration that the IBC Office has with the researchers at DU.
Steps for Submitting a Project for Review
Every new Principal Investigators and their staff will need to complete the required CITI Program training as well as Environmental Health and Safety training. These requirements can be found on the Training Requirements page.
Submit Occupational Health Review Form
New Principal Investigators and their staff will also need to enroll in Occupational Health Program by submitting the Occupational Health Review Form via email firstname.lastname@example.org (Include "DU Confidential" as the subject line) or through campus mail to the DU Environmental Health and Safety Office (EH&S) at 2601 E Colorado Ave., 2nd Floor. Your information will be faxed securely to the Occupational Physician at Concentra for review.
Complete Submission Forms & Clearances
Once the required training is completed, you can download and complete the submission forms found on the Forms page.
- Go Through the Pre-Approval Checklist
Submit Application Through IRBNet
The final step will then be to register in IRBNet to submit the submission forms for your research project.
Ordering Biological Materials
It is also required that before a researcher can place an order for biological materials, they must make sure that:
- The materials are included in your approved IBC protocol and
- There is a signed and approved Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) with the institution on file.
We are unable to sign a new MTA until the materials being requested are included in an approved protocol. Please plan accordingly if your experimental plan is time-sensitive.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Thomas, Intellectual Property Manager, at Ashley.Thomas@du.edu or 303-871-4230.