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 You must use the most current forms and proposals submitted on outdated forms will be returned unreviewed.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 07/2013 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.  

  • This is a dynamic form. In order to properly fill it out, you must complete this form using Adobe Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Reader. To obtain a free version of Acrobat Reader, go to get.adobe.com/reader.
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Off-Site Consent Form: [pdf] This IRB form is to be used when obtaining permission to conduct your research at a non Webster University site.

Change-In-Protocol: [word] 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.

IRB Expeditor

Lisa Muex-Sisson
Academic Affairs
Loretto Hall 151
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: (314) 246-7949
Email: irb@webster.edu

 

IRB Co-Chairs

Eric Goedereis, Behavioral & Social Sciences

Mary Preuss, Biological Sciences

Email: irb@webster.edu