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10. How to Write a Research Plan for IRB Purposes?

The Research Plan is a synopsis of the entire study plan.  Its purpose is to provide MMC IRB members and reviewers with sufficient information about the protocol in order to conduct a substantive review. A detailed protocol is a comprehensive outline of the study plan, which includes greater detail.  The IRB will require a copy of the Sponsor Protocol or Grant to be submitted along with the Research Plan.

 

The research plan includes a number of components outlined in the research plan section 17 of the IRB application.

 

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