Submitting Proposals

  1. Helpful Hints in Preparing an IRB Proposal.
  2. Complete an IRB Application Form.
  3. Include all forms and documents in one single word document including:
    • the Informed Consent Form – prepared using the Informed Consent Template (.rtf) 
    • copies of all questionnaires and data collection instruments, and 
    • any other supporting documentation.
  4. Attach the completed IRB form and the single word document to an e-mail and send to
  5. Note that student proposals must be submitted through a faculty member who agrees to supervise the research. Applications without a faculty sponsor will not be reviewed.



Overview of Proposal Submission Process:

  1. Researcher prepares proposal (using IRB Application Form).
  2. Researcher e-mails the IRB Application Form and all supporting documents to
  3. The proposal and all documents are received by the IRB Chair who decides on the type of review required. The Chair will also determine if the proposal qualifies as exempt.
  4. Researcher may be asked for more information throughout process or to revise proposal.
  5. The IRB seeks to be as timely and responsive to review requests as possible. The IRB needs at least two weeks for a Full review of a proposal. See the IRB Meeting Schedule and Proposal Deadlines page.