Guidelines on submitting a protocol to the DOG HSR RC

Each new human subjects protocol (New, Expedited, or Exempt) that is being submitted to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Institutional Review Board (UAB IRB) must include an approved Protocol Oversight Review Form (PORF) that indicates approval at the departmental level. This includes IRB projects of students or residents too. For the UAB Department of Genetics, this PORF is issued by the DOG Human Subjects Research Review Committee (DOG HSR RC). Neither continued review nor amendments to existing protocols need review by DOG HSR RC or PORF.

To submit to the Department of Genetics HSR RC, please provide all materials required by the UAB IRB ( as well as the one-page DOG HSR RC application form to the address listed below.

Submit above materials to Ashley Cannon via campus mail at MCLM 250 or electronically to

After you submit, you should receive an e-mail acknowledgment when your information has been received. Please submit your protocol, DOG HSR RC application page, and other IRB required materials to the committee. The committee's goal is to review your protocol within one week. Response from the committee will be in the form of comments and/or completed PORF. Please indicate in the "Comments" section of the DOG HSR RC application form if there are special circumstances surrounding the timeline required for your review.

DOG HSR RC application form (doc)