All undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty receiving financial support from APSI for research involving human subjects as well as research or study outside the U.S. must comply with applicable university policies and federal regulations.

Financial awards from APSI for research will not be released without written confirmation of IRB approval or exemption.

If the project involves international travel, awardees must submit travel plans to the Duke International Travel Registry before awards can be disbursed.

IRB Approval Process & Timeline

  • Federal regulations and university policies require Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for research with human subjects
  • If IRB determines that the research proposal involves human subjects, the review process, from pre-review to approval, generally takes about 4-6 weeks, though this can be longer in the spring term
  • Approval must be confirmed before you begin your research project; any data or information collected without IRB approval may not be used

International Travel Registry Requirements