Project Review and Approval

New MRI projects will be reviewed by the CIS Steering committee. All users must have IRB approval for research projects, and must be able to provide an account number for billing purposes (e.g., internal or external grant or other funding mechanism). All projects should include at least one researcher with experience in MRI research experiments who will be responsible for the development, design, and execution of MR imaging acquisition and analysis procedures.
To initiate a new MRI project at the CIS, the PI shall email the Director for a preliminary discussion of the project requirements and address any questions or concerns regarding equipment, personnel, or available scan times. Following that discussion, the PI will complete an MRI Project Request Form and submit the project to be reviewed by the CIS Steering Committee. Review criteria will include, in part: securing of IRB approval, feasibility of protocol with the imaging facility, and availability of magnet time.

Project Submission Instructions

Please submit the following materials in a single .zip file to csimri@fiu.edu.  File Naming Convention (inside .zip file) available below:

MRI Scan Request

1_ScanRequestForm.pdf

Project Description (1-2 pages)

2_ProjectDescription.pdf
Includes brief description of research goals and hypotheses, description of research participants to be scanned, types of MR imaging (e.g., structural, fMRI-task, fMRI-rest, diffusion, spectroscopy, etc.)

Documentation of IRB Approval

3a_IRB_ApprovalLetter.pdf
3b_IRB_ApprovedProtocol.pdf
3c_IRB_AdultConsent.pdf
3d_IRB_ParentalConsent.pdf
3e_IRB_ChildAssent.pdf

Imaging Protocol

4_MRI_Protocol.pdf
(includes sequence parameters and tech instructions)

List of Personnel and Contact Information

5_Personnel.pdf

Template:

The .zip file should be labeled in the format LastName_ProjectDescriptor (e.g., Baum_MRE, Dick_ADHD).