Office of
Research Services

IBC Review Process

Protocols must be received, including the signed application form, by the IBC Compliance Officer in the Research Compliance Office two full weeks before a scheduled IBC meeting to be included on the meeting agenda.

IBC Application Documents 

For new protocols, significant scientific amendments, and for 3-year protocol renewals only the current application forms are acceptable.

In May 2011, the UMKC IBC also implemented specific training requirements using CitiProgram online courses. Details on course requirements for new and for 3-year renewal protocols are described in the updated Application form.

  • Note: failure to comply with training requirements will result in a delay of the IBC review and authorization of the protocol.
    1. Review and complete training requirements
    2. Email your application to

Approved Protocols provide authorization for three years, with the requirement for annual continuation and for interim amendments in the case of changes to the research or personnel.

Depending on the type of research, approvals by other UMKC compliance committees such as IACUC, IRB, or RSC may be required before research can be initiated.

If your research involves Human Gene Transfer, please contact the IBC administrator.