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Click here to access UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) application materials, including sample consent form templates.

August 24, 2020 

UNH has moved to Phase 4 in its Plan for UNH’s Resumption of Research Activity.  Phase 4 allows limited, low-risk face-to-face human subjects research to start or resume.  Projects that may be approved to start or resume in Phase 4 are those in Groups 2 or 3 on the Considerations for Resuming Human Subjects Research document.   

In order to resume an IRB-approved project that involves face-to-face human subjects research in Groups 2 or 3, researchers need to follow the guidance and instructions on the COVID-19 Resuming Research page in order to receive approval from the Office of Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach, the applicable Dean/Director, and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.   

In order to start a project that involves face-to-face human subjects research in Groups 2 or 3, researchers need to follow the guidance and instructions on the COVID-19 Resuming Research page to receive approval from the Office of Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach, the applicable Dean/Director, and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (put  0000 as the IRB Approval # in the form), and once approved, submit an application to the UNH IRB and attach documentation of the aforementioned approval . 

Once researchers have both these approvals in hand for a study, they may start their work involving human subjects. 

Please note that IRB staff are working remotely until further notice so please contact them either via email or telephone only, and only use email to submit documents to the IRB for review.

Studies submitted to the IRB for review must comprise a completed application form, including appropriate signatures, a research protocol (narrative), documentation of completion of the UNH Web-based training on human subjects protections*, and any required  supporting materials. IMPORTANT! If the researcher is a student, the faculty advisor must sign the application form and attach a letter of support for the research stating the student’s experience and the level of supervision to be provided.

All applications to the UNH IRB must include for the project director (applicant) documentation of completion of the UNH web-based training on human subjects protections.  The UNH IRB will not review applications missing this documentation. See here for more information.

Completed applications need to be submitted to Research Integrity Services, via email (to Melissa McGee, Susan Jalbert, or Julie Simpson), in-person, or by campus/US mail (Service Building, 51 College Road, Durham, NH 03824-3585).

Faculty, staff, and students who would like assistance in developing research protocols, or would like to discuss issues related to their research studies, should contact Melissa McGee (603) 862-2005, Susan Jalbert (603) 862-3536, or Julie Simpson (603) 862-2003.  Ms. McGee or Dr. Simpson are also available to talk to classes or groups of faculty, staff, or students about protecting human subjects in research and the IRB.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Melissa McGee, Compliance Officer
Research Integrity Services
Service Building, Room 106B
51 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2005
Email: melissa.mcgee@unh.edu

Susan Jalbert, Compliance Officer
Research Integrity Services
Service Building Room 107
51 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-3536
Email: susan.jalbert@unh.edu

Julie Simpson, Director
Research Integrity Services
Service Building Room 107
51 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2003
Email: julie.simpson@unh.edu