The research protocol (or project summary) is a separate document which summarizes all the central elements of your study. It should stand on its own and provide a more detailed explanation of your research methodology than can be included on your application form.
The ODH IRB doesn't mandate a required format for research protocols. However, below is a suggested list of topics that should be covered in your protocol.
- Specific Aims and Anticipated Usage
- Scientific Justification
- Time Frame
- Methodology of Data Collection
- Methodology of Data Analysis
- Data Security