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. This guide will show you how to complete the Initial Submission Packet, which includes:
- Making final changes to your application,
- Uploading required study documents,
- Submit/signoff on your Initial Submission Packet
The Initial Submission Packet is comprised of three sections:
- Section 1: Submission Packet to the Review Board – Summary of your study
- Section 2: GCU IRB Application – Application questions
- Section 3: Supporting Study Documents – documents required for your study
Section 1.0 Submission Packet Summary
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 chair in sub-section 1.4.
Enter a lay summary for your study by briefly describing the following:
- Population, and
- Data collection.
Once you have entered your lay summary, click Save and Continue to Next Section.
Section 2.0 GCU IRB Application Form
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 Pen & 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 changes to your application.
To proceed, click Save and Continue to Next Section.
Section 3.0 Required Study Documents
In this section, you will be prompted to upload required study documents. Many of these documents will be required by the system based on the type of study you are conducting.
Once you complete the Submission Packet you will be directed to the Routing Signoff page. 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.