Insitutional Review Board Forms
Contact the Expeditor if you have any problems accessing IRB forms. You must use the
most current forms and proposals submitted on outdated forms will be returned unreviewed.
(The most recent form is dated 09/2016 in the bottom right hand corner)
IRB SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
For 8/9 weeks classes, IRB applications are due three weeks before the term ends. This deadline applies to Exempt and Expedited only. If your IRB application requires
Full Board review it must but be submitted during the second week of class.
For 16 weeks classes, IRB applications are due three weeks before the term ends. This deadline applies to Exempt and Expedited only. If your IRB application requires Full Board review it must be submitted during the sixth week of class.
IRB Application: [pdf] This IRB form is to be used when the researcher methodology involves utilizing interviews, surveys, questionnaires, observation, and public and private records as part of their research.
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Statement of International Research: [pdf] The Statement of International Research Conduct documenting that international processes have been followed should be submitted to Webster University’s IRB as part of the completed Application for Use of Human Subjects. Faculty members have a responsibility to inform students of the policies and procedures for obtaining IRB approval, including Webster University policy for international research.
Change-In-Protocol: [pdf] This IRB form is to be completed if the researcher needs to change any element of the research design after initial approval has been granted.
Deception Appendix: [word] This IRB form is to be completed when the research design involves deception. This includes deception by omission (an important aspect of the study is withheld from the participant) and deception by commission (the participant is misled about the true purpose of the research). Researchers must also complete form the application form.
Medical Appendix: [word] This IRB form is to be completed when the research design involves administering drugs, taking tissue samples, giving injections, drawing blood, administering nutritional supplements, or any other invasive medical procedure. Researchers must also complete form the application form.
Periodic Review and End-Of-Project: [word] The Principal Investigator is responsible for completing the Periodic Review and End-Of-Project Form after their research project has been completed. As per Federal Regulations, this form must be completed in a timely fashion. Failure to complete this form will result in a request to cease research. If the research in question continues, a complaint of misconduct may be filed against the Principal Investigator. Faculty Advisors may be asked to discontinue conducting research if their students do not respond to the IRB requests.