CON DNP IRB submission guidelines

IRB Staffing and Timeline Implications

Due to budget cuts, the IRB office is now staffed by only the part-time administrator. Please plan accordingly for delays in response and approval. Thank you for your patience.

 

Coronavirus and Human Subjects Research

King County remains in Phase 2, therefore in-person interactions are restricted to ensure that research activities do not increase risk of virus transmission. Contact the IRB at irb@seattleu.edu or 206-296-2585 to ask about any permitted in-person activities before submitting your protocol. We will clarify restrictions and consult on possible alternatives.

 

Guidance for Doctor of Nursing Practice Students and Faculty Advisers

Prior to engaging in a DNP project that may need IRB oversight or consideration, carefully review the IRB/DNP flow chart below to determine what steps are required.

If your project will need further IRB consideration, complete the DNP IRB Application. [Last updated Sept. 2020]

To avoid delays and returned applications:

  • If your project has already gone through an institutional IRB process, send the SU IRB both the determination/email and your final approved application.
  • Always download the latest version of the DNP Project submission form before completing.
  • Before submitting your application to the SU IRB, double check for completeness and readability.
  • Have you and your faculty mentor both signed the application? (Typed italic fonts will not be accepted.)
  • Has your clinical supervisor signed the form OR sent a permission email to the IRB (after reading your complete application)?
  • Is the PDF of good quality? Is it right-side up, readable, and with pages in proper order?
  • Your DNP submission should clearly describe materials and processes. Do not include attachments other than an informed consent form (if applicable). We will request other materials if needed. 
  • CITI certificates are not required.

Always copy your faculty mentor on your submission and all IRB correspondence.

If you have any questions, contact irb@seattleu.edu. Copy your faculty adviser on all IRB correspondence.

Click here for a PDF version of the DNP IRB Flow Chart PDF.

 A flow chart for IRB review level of Doctor of Nursing Practice projects