Guide to Services

Prepare a Protocol

HJF's Research Management Office provides a full range of services to prepare your protocol application for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Complete administrative support can be provided to craft your protocol for an individual institution's IRB format.

The timeline for scheduling your application with an IRB will vary depending on both your branch of service and the hospital where you will conduct your research. We recommend you allow one month to be scheduled for an Army IRB. In the Navy, the most common deadlines are either two or four weeks prior to the IRB meeting. In any case, you should allow at least one week for your clinical trial administrator at HJF to prepare your application.

All protocols must be in compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines. Refer to HJF's Regulatory Affairs Checklist for information on these requirements.