To avoid undue delay in the processing of the research protocols, applicants are asked to make sure all of the following components are completed:

  • All responsible individuals involved with the research that are directly involved with human subject participants and/or human subject’s identifiable data must successfully complete the Social/Behavioral Course, Basic Course IRB training.
    • Choose ONLY the Social/Behavioral Course, Basic Course
  • Submit a signed hard copy of the protocol to the Office of Research Integrity, MSC 5738 or stop by Burruss Hall, First Floor (Room # 109).
    • It must contain signatures of all responsible researchers and the research advisor (if applicable)
  • Submit an electronic copy of the form emailed as an attachment to researchintegrity@jmu.edu
    • Protocols must be submitted electronically in MS Word (.doc) format

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Reviewers are given five business days to evaluate each completed protocol.

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Review Application Form
Review Application Form

Human Research Review Request

  • For more information on the difference between Full Board, Expedited, and Exempt review, please see FAQ's.

  • To place an "X" in a check box, double-click the check box. The "Check Box Form Field Options" window will display. Under "Default value," select "Checked" and then click on "OK."

International Research Form

International Research Form

  • Please complete and submit with the Human Research Review Request Form if conducting research outside of the United States.

Certification Page

Alternative Certification Signature Page

  • Recommended for use when needing to obtain signatures for additional PI's.

Informed Consent Forms
Confidential Research

Sample Consent Form

  • Used when:

    • Subject is being interviewed

    • Subject is being recorded (audio/video)

    • Face-to-face interaction between researcher and subject

    • Identifying information is being collected from subject (name, social security number, etc.)

  • There are many circumstances where a researcher may choose to protect a subject's identity by not referring to them by name in their research (i.e., use a pseudonym). This serves to make their responses confidential, but is not the same as conducting an anonymous study. There should be a signature block for the researcher(s) and the participant.

Anonymous Research

Sample Cover Letter

  • Used when:

    • Subject's identity to remain "anonymous" ("Anonymous meaning that the researcher can in NO WAY identify the subjects)

    • No identifying information is being requested

    • A survey/questionnaire is being administered and the researcher will not be present while the surveys/questionnaires are being completed or that the participants will place their completed surveys/questionnaire in an envelope/box to ensure anonymity (Must be stated in the protocol and in the cover letter.)

  • There should be a signature block ONLY for the researcher-- the participant should not sign anything in an anonymous study.

"Web" Confidential

Sample "Web"/"Email" Consent Form

  • Recommended for use with email and Qualtrics for Confidential Research

"Web" Anonymous

Sample "Web"/"Email" Cover Letter

  • Recommended for use when using Qualtrics for anonymous surveys

Verbal/Oral Informed Consent

Sample "Telephone" Survey Consent

  • Telephone interviews require the researcher to obtain verbal consent. The investigator should convey essentially the same information on the phone as on a consent form.

Parental Consent for Participants Ages 17 & Under
Additional Research Forms
Off-Campus Research
Adverse Event/ Unanticipated Problem
End of Research

Close-Out Form

  • This form is used for research that is now complete OR if research was not conducted.

Extension Request

Extension Request Form

  • This form is used to request a continuation of a study beyond the original project end date.

Addendum Request

Addendum Request Form 

  • This form is used to request a change to a previously approved protocol.

Checklist

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