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UCM Human Subjects - Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Human Subjects Workshop Videos

UCM Humans Subjects Part 1 UCM Human Subjects Part 2

The Process

1. Applications are submitted to the IRB through the community group site on Blackboard. Go to the community tab using either the Organization Search or Organization Catalog modules. Once located, click the drop down next to the Human Subjects Committee and select Enroll.

Go to the application tab and find the application type you are submitting. Attach the application as well as materials including surveys, consent, letters of permission and recruitment wording. Student researchers are to email their advisor a copy of the application. You will see your submission posted in the gradebook. Reviewers' decisions generally take about two weeks.

2. CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training certificate is required prior to approval.

3. When the study needs to be renewed or you have completed the study, complete this: Project Status Form. It documents the number of subjects and any adverse events the subjects experienced.


Not Human Subjects Research Determination - This form determines whether or not an IRB review is required. A formal "not human subjects determination" letter will be sent if approved.

Exempt Application  - Exempt research is where the subjects are usually anonymous, no intervention and minimal risk.

Expedited Review Application - These are typically for research which has identifiable information, an intervention and minimal risk. Click for categories of research that may have an expedited review.

Full Review Application - Full reviews address research that is associated with greater than minimal risks or includes protected populations including minors, pregnant women, fetuses or prisoners. The IRB offers assistance prior to this type of submission.

Amendments - minor amendments are typically handled through an email request. For major changes please contact

Informed Consent Templates


Assent This form should be modified in language written to the age of the child.

Special Considerations

Permission to Conduct Research Off Campus

International Studies

Kinesiology Majors

Internet-based surveys and data management plans


External Student Research Requirements

Authorization Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Tips for Getting through the IRB

Meeting Schedule, Membership and Operations

The IRB will re-convene on 8/29/2014. The 2014-2015 meeting schedule is 8/29, 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1 at 1 pm in ADM 315

Members of the Human Subjects Committee

Official Charge

IRB Procedures

Reporting Concerns for Human Subjects Research

The UCM IRB recommends that concerns related to IRB first be discussed with one's supervisor, since many instances can be corrected within the research team. Alternatively, the IRB Compliance Officer may be contacted at

UCM Ethics Policy

Ethics Procedure

Whistleblower Procedures