At present the following application forms are available. Investigators are encouraged to submit additional documentation as appropriate, for example informed consent documents, copies of surveys, or interview protocols. After you submit your application, you may be asked additional questions or we may request additional documentation.
Most investigators will want to use the Social and Behavioral Research form. The Evidence-Based Practice form was designed to meet the needs of our Doctor of Nurse Practitioner students, but may be useful for other investigators as well. The standard methods of IRB review are less appropriate for some types of human subject research (some styles of ethnographic research, for example), but investigators are encouraged to use the form most appropriate to their needs with the understanding that some additional discussion with the Board may be necessary in certain cases.