Submit a Protocol Application to the IRB

IRB forms should be submitted as e-mail attachments to in Microsoft Word format, at least 3 weeks prior to the anticipated start of research.  However, pages with required signatures should be scanned and e-mailed as a PDF document before review can begin. Please note, if you must fax the signature pages instead of scanning: All faxed documents should include a fax cover sheet indicating the Principal Investigator's name, project title, and number of pages that are being faxed. Signature pages may also be delivered to the IRB Office in 100 Barr Hall.  **Signatures as PDF with application as Word Document is preferable**

Please note that even research conducted by students is subject to review.

Researchers using survey panels should allow for extra time (up to two weeks) to receive your panel and be able to launch your survey.


IRB Protocol Application

Which of the two forms should I use?

Does your research involve:

  • Surveys, interviews, educational/psychological testing, observation of public behavior?
  • Research on educational practices (includes children)?
  • Use of existing data?
  • Evaluation of public service programs?

→ If so, download the Screening/Abbreviated Exempt Application

Use the brief screening checklist at the top of the form to determine if your research could meet criteria for its use, and complete the form. [IRB makes the final eligibility determination, which means your study may require the full application form.]

→ Otherwise, complete the full form:  Application to Conduct Research with Human Subjects

IRB Reference Materials