Institutional Review Board Resources

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The resources included here are to help guide your preparation of your IRB Research Application.

Completing an NSU IRB Research Application

The Example IRB Application (pdf) is an example of a completed application to help explain the various components.

Informed Consent

This interactive tutorial takes about 10 minutes to complete and includes a quiz to test your comprehension about Informed Consent.


The Model Consent Form for Adults (pdf) contains directions and sample language that may be helpful to you as you prepare your informed consent form.

A cover letter format that contains all the elements of informed consent may be used when conducting low-risk survey research with adults. This example was used with permission of Kari L. Hurt, M.S. in Higher Education Leadership (2014).