The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) strives to be a proactive higher education institution that encourages faculty and staff to engage in research and grant projects that are integral to carrying out the mission of student learning and quality instruction. MCCCD takes seriously the responsibility of safeguarding those individuals (students, employees, or community) who may be research project participants. MCCCD must also comply with changing federal guidelines for human subjects research, as the District receives considerable funding for programs and projects through federal grant monies. To this end, the MCCCD Institutional Review Board (IRB) will help to identify, assess, and manage any potential risks associated in conducting research with human subjects participants.
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Depending upon the complexity of your submission, and current IRB workload, initial review of exempt and expedited protocols may take 1 to 2 weeks. Protocols requiring full-board review may take up to 4 weeks for initial review.