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Soka University Institutional Review Board for Human Research

Application Steps

STEP ①: Check the Soka University IRB Application Guide

The application procedure of the Soka University Institutional Review Board for Human Research can be confirmed through the following questionnaire.
Please answer the following questions to determine whether or not an application is required and to confirm the appropriate application method. The necessary procedure will be indicated based on the results.

STEP②: Download latest application forms

Please refer to the following link for the application forms and related regulations.
Prepare the necessary attachments, such as the documents related to informed consent and the questionnaire. Refer to the samples for documents related to informed consent via the link below.

STEP③: Submit the Online Application Questionnaire

Fill in the designated items on the Application Questionnaire and submit the response via the link below.

STEP④: Send all electronic files to the IRB office of Soka University.

Attach the electronic files of the application form and other required documents to an e-mail and send it to the designated e-mail address.
*The designated e-mail address will be disclosed once you submitted the Online Application Questionnaire. 
*Please submit all electronic files as PDF.

STEP⑤: Submit the signed application and other required documents

Submit the signed application and other required documents to the IRB Office (Soka University Faculty Administration Department).

[Deadline]
By 5:00 p.m., the 15th of every month except August
*If the 15th falls on a Sunday or National Holiday in Japan, the deadline will be postponed to 5:00 p.m. of the following weekday.
*IRB committee will not be held in August.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the paper-based submission is currently exempted.
Please submit all the required documents via email.

Contact

[Soka University IRB Office]
  ・ Address: Office of Research Management, Faculty Administration Department, Soka University
    1-236, Tangi-machi, Hacioji-shi, Tokyo, 〒192-8577
 ・Phone: 042-691-6904
 ・Email: researchmanagement@soka.ac.jp