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Attachments and file formats for the IRB form


Required for all applications File Formats Accepted
evidence that you (and anyone else involved in data collection) have completed the required research ethics training
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your research plan: a proposal detailing the project's goals, methods, and analytical strategies .rtf, .pdf, .doc, .docx
the consent letter your participants will sign OR the script you will use to obtain oral consent
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exact final copies of any surveys you will use rtf, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .html, .xml
exact final copies of any interviews you will use (or, in the case of unstructured interviews, a thorough description of the topics of investigation) rtf, .pdf, .doc, .docx
exact final copies of any questionnaires you will use rtf, .pdf, .doc, .docx
exact final copies of any other materials you will use to collect data from your subjects (visual aids, scripts, tests, exercises, etc.) .jpg, .rtf, .html, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xml
if you are a student, an email from your research advisor saying that he or she has read and approved your protocol .jpg, .rtf, .html, .pdf, .doc, .docx
Required for some applications File Formats Accepted
if you have applied for external funding to support your research: any relevant grant proposal(s) .rtf, .pdf, .doc, .docx
if you plan to collect data at another site or work with subjects under the jurisdiction of another institution (for example, a hospital or school): evidence of permission from cooperating institutions; a letter or email from the institution that demonstrates that the institution is aware of your plans and that you have permission to perform your project there
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if you will work with material collected by other researchers and stored in a non-public database: non-disclosure or other agreements or certifications required by the owners of the data
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for renewals and extensions: a status report for the project to date, including number of subjects accrued; all adverse events and unanticipated problems involving risks to subjects or others, withdrawal of subjects from research, or complaints about the research since the last review; a summary of any relevant amendments or modifications to the research since the last review; any other relevant information, especially information about risks associated with the research; and a copy of the current informed consent document, with any newly proposed consent document rtf, .pdf, .doc, .docx