Standard Operating Procedures and Assurances

Continuing Review: IRB proposals are approved for one year from the date of approval, pending a federally mandated 'continuing review.' Several months prior to the expiration date, the IRB will solicit information from you for 'continuing review' of the research. Based on the review, the IRB may approve the activity for another year. If continuing IRB approval is not granted, or the IRB fails to perform the continuing review before the expiration date noted above, the project will expire and the activity involving human subjects must be terminated on that date. Consequently, it is critical that you are responsive to the IRB request for information for continuing review if you want your project to continue.

Standard Operating Procedures (PDF)

HIPAA Privacy Rules word document

IRB Frequently Asked Questions

K-State Single IRB Policy for Multi-Site Research

The single IRB (sIRB) mandate is an NIH federal policy requiring certain types of federally-funded studies that involve multiple institutions to use an sIRB to accomplish review and approval. This NIH policy is effective January 25, 2018.

KSU Single IRB Policy (PDF)

Federalwide Assurance

K-State's FWA Number
Federalwide Assurance: FWA00000865 approved for Kansas State University

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Terms of the Federalwide Assurance
Federalwide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects