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Planning your Study

planning notebook with colored pencils

The planning stage involves activities before submitting an IRB proposal and goes as far back as before submitting a grant application. This process includes conceptualizing the study, understanding the target population, which involves building relationships with the community to understand their needs.

Implementing successful recruitment strategies requires early planning, including understanding how to access a diverse pool of prospective study participants, facilitating their participation, and being aware of ways in which may inadvertently exclude qualifying participants.