Required Steps

  1. Read the Guidelines for Facilities and Resources. Learn our most basic policies and procedures.
  2. Forward a copy of your approved IRB Protocol and IRB Approval email to pv42 [at]
  3. If you are interested in utilizing additional IBRC resources please let us know at this time (e.g. IBRC mini-grant funds, the Duke Behavioral Research participant pool, laptops, etc.)
  4. Complete this brief Pre-Study Form. When your study is finished, you will be asked to fill out a Post-Study Form.
5. Tour the lab at least two weeks before your study is scheduled to begin. Schedule a time with us to tour the lab.
6. Create your study on Sona. If you do not already have a researcher account, contact Amanda Bernal to create one. This account will allow you to create your study, set prescreen restrictions, add timeslots, and recruit participants.

7. Make sure that all research assistants have the proper training. As required by Duke all researchers must complete the  CITI training: History and Ethical PrinciplesSee the Duke Office of Research Support website for more information. All undergraduate research assistants at the IBRC must complete this brief IBRC Research Assistant Training module

8. Reserve your room(s) at least one week in advance. To schedule rooms please contact
9. Create your timeslots on Sona. 
10. If you have been approved for an IBRC Mini-Grant, request funds at this time. Before your first participants come in, please contact Amanda Bernal to request funds from your approved grant. Requests should be made at least 24-48 hours in advance.