Forms and Templates

Below are Forms and Templates to assist with your IRB submission.

If you are unsure about what forms you need, please visit our Step-By-Step Guide For Researchers which provides detail about the purpose of each required form. 

We highly recommend the use of the templates provided, if at all possible. Keep in mind that submitting the appropriate materials will make the review process more efficient and help to avoid a delay in your approval.

Please contact us with questions: IRB@stedwards.edu.

IRB Online Submission Portal

IRB Forms

IRB Application Form (.docx) This form is required for every expedited or full board IRB submission. In this form, a researcher provides the required information about the project. 

IRB Request for Exemption  (.docx) Use this form to request Exempt Review for your project. Note that you will also need to submit other documents including your research instrument, and CITI certificate(s).

IRB Request for Continuing Review or Revision Form (.docx) (Previously approved projects only). Revisions to an already-approved study can be submitted with this form. Note that the IRB no longer requires Continuing Review. 

IRB Request for Revision of Personnel (.docx) (Previously approved projects only). This form may be submitted when a change in personnel is the only update to an already-approved study. CITI certificates for new personnel must be submitted. 

IRB Study Closure Form (.docx) (This pertains to IRB approved projects only). The investigator must submit a Closure Form when the study ends.

Unanticipated Problem Reporting Form (.pdf). Any unanticipated problems involving Risk/Harm to Subjects or Others must be reported to the IRB in writing within 5 business days of the occurrence, using this form.

Request for Exemption of Classroom Projects (.docx). For faculty members intending to assign human participant research projects in class, please review this document: Classroom Projects Guidance for Faculty (.pdf)

Request to Recruit for Non-SEU Investigators (.docx). If you are a Non-SEU Investigator/Researcher, you can use the above form to Request to Recruit at St. Edward's.

Application for IRB Approval by Reciprocity (.docx). If you are an SEU Investigator/Researcher, and your project has IRB approval from another institution, then you can apply for IRB Approval by Reciprocity by completing the form above. Along with this form, please also submit to IRB@stedwards.edu a copy of your CITI training certificate, an approval letter from the IRB Of Record, any consent/assent forms, all copies of measures that will be administered, and all recruitment documents.

Templates and Logos

Please use the templates below, and edit to reflect your project details. 

Invitation to Participate Template (.docx)

Release of Recordings Template (.docx)

St. Edward's Logos (webpage)

Consent Form Template (for Adults) (.docx)

Sample Assent Form for Minors (.docx)

Sample Written Consent Form for Guardian of a Minor (.docx)

Additional Material

IRB Submission Checklist The researcher can use this checklist to ensure materials are complete and ready for submission.