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If you have a research project that requires submission to the DMH IRB, have no fear. It is a relatively easy and simple process.


  1. Contact the DMH IRB Administrator, Denette Pariseau, through e-mail. She can be reached at
  2. Identify who you are and the nature of your research project. Most students will be performing Quality Improvement Initiatives.
  3. Attach your documentation to include your Millikin University IRB application, your CITI human subjects training completion certificate, any pre- and post-tests, questionnaires, NetLearning modules, PowerPoint presentation, and letter of invitation or consent form. This list is not all-inclusive, and not every document listed will be required.
  4. If your research project involves medical records, you will be provided a Data Use Agreement that will require approval by the Memorial Legal Department. You should expect a delay in acquiring this document, which has to be signed by Legal and the student.
  5. All research projects require students to sign a Student Assurance. The assurance also requires the signature of Dr. Dana Flatley. You can download the Student Assurance form here.
  6. Decatur Memorial Hospital utilizes an electronic system for IRB. Denette will create your account, and will enter all information.
  7. Students will be provided a copy of the study submission form to review for accuracy. If no changes are required, Denette will request the student’s permission to route the submission form to the IRB Chair.
  8. Almost all studies can be IRB approved by the DMH IRB Chair within days.
  9. Your approval documents and IRB approval letter will be forwarded to you via email. You will need this documentation prior to submitting your formal application to the Millikin University IRB.