Institutional Review Board Materials

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee reviews and approves all research involving human subjects to ensure research is conducted in accordance with ethical, federal, and institutional guidelines. All research involving human subjects must be approved by the IRB before it is initiated. The IRB will provide the DC community with the information and materials necessary in human subject research. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to


Required Training on Research Ethics

Research Ethics Guidelines (PDF)

American Psychological Association Ethics Guidelines

Review Process Flow Chart (PDF)

Submitting a Proposal to the IRB for Approval (PDF)

IRB Application (see preview)


Blank IRB Form (PDF)

Minor - Parental Consent (Word document)

Minor - Minor Assent - optional (Word document)

Subject Consent Style 1 (Word document)

Subject Consent Style 2 (Word document)