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  Research Using Humans as Subjects:

To comply with federal regulations and Miami policies, research involving human subjects requires that researchers be familiar with the ethical issues common to such work. In addition to the required online training, all human subjects research must be reviewed and the methods approved for compliance with the standards of ethical behavior.

Return to Research in the era of COVID-19 (see below)
R2R Planning and
Approval Process

Program Overview

New COVID-19 era Applicants: Please download and consult the documents contained in this Zip file. It will save you time!
Reference Packet

Number of Applications
Currently Under Review
Level 1 (exemption) queue: 1
Initial review Level 2 (IRB): 3
Waiting for researcher responses: 3
this information can be used as
an index to processing time

Training Requirements

Application Process, Forms, and Templates

Reference Materials


When planning your submissions to the Miami Research Ethics and Integrity Office (MREI) IRB, please consider the annual variability in application volume. Submissions in Feb-March and September-October will be competing for board and MREI office time to a greater extent than other months.


Research Ethics and Integrity Office:
Director: Dr. Neal Sullivan (
Associate Director: Mrs. Jennifer Sutton (

IRB Chair:
Dr. Sherrill Sellers (

To report an adverse event involving research subjects or non-compliance with protocols: Contact Neal Sullivan (513) 529-2488 as soon as possible

Return to Research - Human Subjects Research (HSR)- 28 May 20

In preparation for returning to research activities, researchers should begin planning for how the research will be conducted safely. If that research involves humans as subjects, the safety of the researchers and the subjects must be factored into the plans.

A form has been developed specifically for IRB approved (Level 2) or IRB exempted (Level 1) for describing the precautions to be undertaken. The form can be used for modifying existing protocols or for use as an amendment to new applications while COVID-19 restrictions are present.

That template can be downloaded here: HSR R2R Template

General Return To Research Page: R2R Planning and Approval Process


COVID 19: 19-Mar-2020


We are waiving the requirement for attending an orientation session before sending an application.

We are working on an online draft version of the orientation.

We have compiled a set of documents that may help you complete your application and design your consent forms. It can be downloaded by clicking here: ApplicationHelpPacket Zip file.

Multi-Agency Federal Wide Assurance: FWA 00000397 Expires 2 May 2022

MU IORG ID: 0000563 Expires 16-Nov-2023

MU IRB Registration ID: 00000895

Please contact the Research and Innovation Office if you have questions about this web site: 513-529-3600
    or email Neal Sullivan at or Jennifer Sutton at

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