Applications for Institutional Review Board approval of research involving human subjects require three items:

  •  A brief discussion of the proposed research and its potential impacts on human subjects.
  • Documentation of informed consent procedures or justification of non-use. 
    • * Informed consent is information for potential participants in a research project that:
      • Describes what the research is
      • Describes how a subject would participate
      • Assures that participation is voluntary
      • Assures confidentiality 
  • A completed IRB certification form that classifies the level of review appropriate for the research as either “exempt from further review,” requiring “expedited review” or requiring “full review”.

IRB certification forms