While GCU Technical Support is here to assist you with any technical issues you may experience during your degree program, the best resource for research-related questions is research.gcu.edu. The website serves as a central hub for all information about research at GCU. If you have a question that isn't related to a technical issue, we recommend checking out research.gcu.edu first.
As soon as you click Save and Continue to Next Section on the last question within the GCU IRB Application, you will be directed to the Initial Submission Packet.
The Initial Submission Packet is comprised of three sections:
- Section 1: Submission Packet – Summary of your application
- Section 2: GCU IRB Application – Application questions
- Section 3: Required Study Documents – Documents required for your application
In this section, the study title and principal investigator will be pre-populated based on your answers within the application. If you are a doctoral learner, you will also be prompted to add your Supervisor (Chair) in sub-section 1.4.
Enter a lay summary for your study by briefly describing the following:
- Data collection
Once you have entered your lay summary, click Save and Continue to Next Section.
Next, you will be routed to the GCU IRB Application section. This section within the Initial Submission Packet is where you will go to make any changes to the application questions answered in the GCU IRB Application form. Click the Pencil and Pad icon under Edit/View to open your application. You can return to this section at any time before you submit the Submission Packet to make further changes.
To proceed, click Save and Continue to Next Section.
Once you complete the Submission Packet you will be directed to sign off on your application. The Submission Routing Signoff page is the last step in the application submission process. You do not need to check any of the boxes on this page.
To sign off, click Approve and then enter your GCU email address and password. Click Save Signoff and your submission will be routed to your Supervisor (Chair) for approval.
To check the status of your application, view the article How to Track the Status of Your IRB Submission.