Not all ISP projects require IRB approval - make sure you talk to your mentor and/or other ISP contact people (Dr. Timpone and Meskerem Lloyd).
The IRB, or Institutional Review Board, provides an approval process for all biomedical, social, and behavioral research conducted at Georgetown. In order to protect human subjects and comply with Federal law and institutional policy, the Board requires the following criteria for IRB Approval:
(List taken from http://ora.georgetown.edu/irb/)
Many researchers dread the IRB Process, but having information helps your approval move more smoothly & quickly!
Some research may be exempt from the IRB approval process, if it meets certain criteria.
There are five individual IRB Committees at GUMC. The links below provide current membership listings & scheduled meeting dates.