Prior to completing your IRB Application please read the information below. Failure to follow instructions carefully could result in your application being returned without review.
Human Subjects Protection Training: All investigators (student or faculty) and Dissertation/Thesis Chairs must complete the CITI online ethics training course prior to preparing an IRB application.
Create an account using your TCSPP email address at
Select “TCS Education” as your affiliate institution
Select Social & Behavioral Research learner group to complete the required modules
Upload your certificate of completion at the time of submission in the Electronic Submission System
Categories of Review info sheet and consider which category of review applies to your study.
Informed Consent Process info sheet and consider which process applies to your study. To ensure that all required elements are included, the following templates must be used when creating your consent documents.
Written Informed Consent Template.doc (when creating a written consent).
Template: Oral Consent Script (to be used as an example when creating an oral consent script)
Review the IRB guidelines when creating
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Review the information included in the Additional Resources tab on the left.
Please allow up to three business days to for the IRB office to process your request.
When your profile request is complete, you will receive an email with the necessary information to access the electronic submission system. This will include: a link to the site, a user guide document, and a quick-facts sheet. If you have trouble logging into the system please contact the IRB office at email@example.com
Faculty members can access the electronic system here
Please log into the system using your TCSPP credentials (username & password). If you have trouble logging into to the system please contact the IRB office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic System Resources:PI Guide-May 2019.pdfThesis_Dissertation Chair Guide May 2019.pdf
Alicia Scott, M.P.A, C.I.P.
Veronica Jimenez, M.P.H, C.I.P.
CA IRB Senior Associate Directorvjimenez@thechicagoschool.edu213-615-7216