Institutional Review Board Resources




Resources for Researchers

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

Completing the IRB Application

The Annotated IRB Application [PDF 366 KB] is an example of a completed application with annotations explaining the various components. The application was completed by a NSU graduate, Jennifer Ford, and used with her explicit permission.

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).