All IRB submissions should include consent form(s) and/or a parental permission and assent form (if subjects are under 18 years of age), and be signed by all parties involved (primary investigator, co-PIs, and faculty adviser, if applicable). Submissions must include copies of current (within 3 years) CITI certificates for all such parties (investigators and faculty adviser). NOTE: NIH certification is no longer accepted for human subjects training. All PIs and faculty advisers must complete the CITI certification to submit a protocol application. See our page on Human Subjects Training.
All student researchers submitting research proposals to the Institutional Review Board must be working with a faculty adviser to complete their IRB submission paperwork.
•Please note: All accompanying policies and procedures can be found in the Policies and Procedures section. Please read all relevant policies and procedures completely before submitting.
•The following documents are read-only Word documents, so please download and save a copy in order to fill out the submission form and proper appendices (if relevant) correctly.
•After reviewing the checklist and FAQ sheet for Exempt reviews, if you believe your study qualifies as exempt, please complete and submit the Application for Exemption from IRB Review. Exemption applications usually take no more than 2-3 business days to process and issue an exemption letter (unless it is determined that the study should be elevated to a higher level of review).
Social/Behavioral Protocol Submission Form
BioMedical Protocol Submission Form
Sample Informed Consent Documents
Standard, written informed consent template (Adults)
Assent template for minors [Contact email@example.com if you need this template before it has been uploaded.]
Parental Permission template [Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need this template before it has been uploaded.]
Appendix A: Alteration or Waiver of Consent
Appendix B: Research with Minors
Appendix C: Research with Prisoners
Appendix D: Research with Pregnant Women
Appendix E: Research Involving Adults with Decisional Impairments
Appendix F: Use of Deception
Appendix G: International Research
Modification Request Form
Continuing Review / Downgrade to Exempt Form
IRB submissions may be sent electronically to email@example.com -- however, submissions will not be reviewed without signatures of all parties. Thus, if PIs submit a Word doc for the main application, they must scan in signed copies of the final pages and include those as PDFs.
IRB submissions in hard-copy should be delivered or sent by campus mail to Hunthausen 125.