IHS IRB and tribal approvals: The primary author will first send the paper to the co-authors for their input. All Strong Heart Study manuscripts must have IHS IRB and tribal approvals. When the primary author feels the paper is ready for IHS IRB and tribal review, he/she should submit required files to the contact person of each of the three field centers (see below) with the clear designation that the paper is being sent for IHS IRB and tribal review.
Files needed for obtaining IHS IRB and tribal approval: 1) an early version of the manuscript, 2) a lay summary that includes a sentence indicating the time of data collection (SHS study phases), and 3) the name of the intended journal. The three field centers will process the IHS IRB and tribal review within 90 days. Contact information: