What to Submit for IRB Review
First, you must have a registered account with IRBNet. Registered users will have access to all the necessary IRB forms. Please be advised that all current versions of forms are available for download from within IRBNet. Older versions of forms will no longer be accepted as of July 1, 2015.
Forms are found in the “Forms and Templates” page after logging in to your IRBNet account. To find the correct forms, please be sure to “Select a Library” that matches the board you are submitting to. Not all of the documents discussed below have an associated form/template, and must instead be created by the researcher.
This is a list of the documents that are needed for IRB review of a research proposal.*
- Protocol Proposal Form or Exempt Research Application Form.
- Informed Consent or Information Sheet for Exempt Research Study.
- Screening tool. If you are screening your subjects for inclusion/exclusion criteria, use of a screening tool is suggested.
- Parent Permission and Child and/or Youth Assent.
- Copies of all surveys and questionnaires.
- Interview guide. The questions that guide interviews are submitted for review; however, the IRB understands that there may be follow-up questions based on the answers to initial questions.
- Focus group questions. The informed consent should state that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in the focus group setting.
- Data collection sheets, if used.
- Advertisements, including brochures, flyers, posters, recruitment letters, email blasts, or any documents used to inform prospective subjects about the research. At minimum, recruitment materials should include the following:
- UNLV logo or heading
- Statement that this is a “research study”
- Purpose of the research
- Inclusion/exclusion criteria
- Procedures involved in the study
- Time commitment
- Location of the research
- Contact Information
- PI’s name
- Facility authorization letters. Letters must be submitted on the facility’s letterhead.
- Pictures, diagrams, or graphics of research procedures, devices, etc., if they are being used in the research.
- List of references/bibliography.
*Additional materials may be needed, depending on the nature of the research.