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IRB Forms and Templates

IRB Protocol Applications

Exempt Protocol Application (DOC)For research that meets the criteria for exempt review.
Expedited or Full Board Protocol Application (DOC)For research that falls under expedited or full board review.
Instructions for Submitting Protocol Applications (DOC)Contains instructions and a checklist for those submitting a protocol application for review.

IRB Checklists

Does IRB Review Apply? (DOC)Use this form to help determine if your activity involves human subjects research (and requires an IRB review).
Does my Class Assignment Need IRB Review? (DOC)Use this form to help determine if a class assignment involves human subjects research (and requires an IRB review).
Researcher Checklist for IRB (DOC)For faculty and student researchers submitting an IRB protocol application.

IRB Additional Forms

Additional Personnel Form (DOC)Complete this form to list more additional investigators or key personnel for protocol applications.
Modification Form (DOC)Complete this form if you need to make changes to an existing approved protocol application.
Renewal Form (DOC)Complete this form to renew your expedited or full board protocol application for an additional year.
Final Report Form (DOC)Complete this form if you have completed research involving human subjects.
Incident Report Form (DOC)Complete this form if an unanticipated or adverse event has occurred.

Informed Consent

Cover Letter for Anonymous Surveys (DOC)Informed consent cover letter for anonymous surveys or research when signed consent is waived.
Instructions & Checklist for Basic Informed Consent Form (DOC)Use this document for assistance in developing your informed consent form.
Informed Consent—Basic (DOC)Basic informed consent document for subjects over the age of 18.
Informed Consent—Interviews/Focus Groups (DOC)Sample informed consent document, including language specifically for interviews and/or focus groups.
Informed Consent—Use of Student Coursework Data (DOC)Sample informed consent document for researcher who wish to collect classroom/coursework data that will be collected regardless of the study.
Parent/Guardian Informed Consent (DOC)Sample parental consent for research studies that involves subjects under the age of 18.
Debriefing Form (DOC)Sample debriefing form for research that involves deception. If your study was approved to use deception, a debriefing form is required.

Assent Forms

Instructions and Checklist (DOC)Use this document for assistance in developing your assent form.
Assent Form (15-17) (DOC)Sample assent form for minors age 15-17.
Assent Form (11-14) (DOC)Sample assent form for minors age 11-14.
Verbal Assent (DOC)Sample verbal assent, often used with minors age 10 and younger.


Recruitment Email (DOC)Example of a recruitment email for adult participants.
Recruitment Script (DOC)Example of what a researcher would say to recruit adult participants in person or over the phone.
Recruitment Flyer (DOC)Sample flyer for posting research study around campus, offices, etc.

Other Samples

Principal Acknowledgement Letter (DOC)Sample language that should be used when asking for permission to conduct research in K-12 schools.
Site Authorization Letter (DOC)If your research will take place with an organization outside Boise State, you must obtain permission from that organization.
Interview/Focus Group Script (DOC)Example of how to structure an interview or focus group. The IRB must see a script for your interviews and/or focus groups as part of their review.


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