Research & Economic Development

Office of the Vice Chancellor

Social Sciences IRB

The Social Sciences IRB aims to ensure the ethical treatment of human participants in university research through the review of studies considered medically noninvasive.

IRB Application

  1. Review the training requirements
  2. Complete the eProtocol electronic IRB Application
    • This applies to Not Human Subjects Determinations, Exempt, Expedited and Full Board applications.
  3. In order to process the application, the IRB must receive signatures from all Investigators listed on the study.

For help determining whether or not your activity qualifies as Human Subjects Research please use the following:

Supporting Documentation

You may also need the following document to prepare your IRB application.

Reference Documents 

Fees for IRB Proposal Review

There are no fees for the review of the following research conducted by UMKC, Truman Medical Center (TMC), and Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) staff:

  • Unfunded research
  • Federally funded research
  • Foundation funded research

Fees for Industry-Sponsored Research

Fees do apply for industry-sponsored research conducted by UMKC, TMC, and CMH staff.

For Industry-Sponsored studies, the following fees are required:

Initial Submissions - $2500

Continuing Reviews - $1000

Fees for Research Conducted by Others

UMKC occasionally agrees to review research for investigators affiliated with organizations other than UMKC, TMC, or CMH. Those fees are:

Type of review:




Full Board

$ 500

$ 250

$ 250


$ 250

$   75

$   75

Exempt (admin)

$ 200

$   50

$   50