APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE IRB APPLICATION FORM

AND PROCESS HAS RECENTLY CHANGED!

Updated: September 21, 2015

 

Step 1: Complete Human Subjects Research Training

 **Please note that this requirement will change as of Fall 2016, see Human Subjects Training Page for details**

Step 2: Download Required Forms

  • All applicants should submit a copy of the information consent statement letter or signed consent form that will be distributed to each person in the study As of August 25, 2014 all Expedited and Full Review applicants must utilize Weber State's Standardized Informed Consent Template 
 
  • Exempt status applications must include an Informed Consent statement that details what participation in the investigation will include, what risks are involved and provide contact information for both the researchers and university IRB. A copy of this Information Sheet should be available to participants in paper or electronic form
    •  Exempt Status Electronic Survey Research 
      • Electronic survey's should be designed such that the first 'question'/page the participants views is the informed consent statement and should provide the following information: 
        • Approximate time required to complete 
        • Basic information on the content or topic of the questions asked  
        • Contact information of the investigators 

Step 3: Compile Supplemental Information  
     
       -Please review each point carefully to insure a successful submission

  • All applications or renewals must include Human Subjects Training Certificates from an IRB approved computer-based training course found on the following web site:  http://www.weber.edu/IRB/HumanSubjects_Training.html
    • Please include only PDF copy of certificate for EVERY investigator.
  • Gather required signatures. Any investigator that will have contact with subjects or collected data (student or WSU employee) must be listed on and sign application. 
  • Department Chair or appropriate direct supervisor must sign application PRIOR to submission
  • Any application which requires participation, subject recruitment accesses, etc from an outside group or organization MUST include signed waivers,consent form, IRB approval or letter of intent/access (example: a school board, hospital, etc). This MUST be arranged and assured in writing PRIOR to application submission. EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY MAYBE MADE, PARTICULARLY WHEN THE APPLICANT IS AN EMPLOYEE(or similar) OF GROUP OR ORGANIZATION. IN THESE CASES A CONDITIONAL APPROVAL WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE GROUP OR ORGANIZATION GRANTS ACCESS OR APPROVAL.
  • MS of Education Students Only: WSU IRB process should be completed prior to submisson to School District IRB. 
  • If an applicant is submitting a survey-based project, including a copy of the survey instrument is required
  • Please include copies of any and all advertising (fliers, posters, drafts of ads, etc.) methods that research participants may come in contact with. 


 Incomplete requests will sent back to applicant and will not be reviewed until remedied.
 

Step 4: Submission


Exempt and Expedited Research

  • Please submit your application and all Supplemental Information via the appropirate link below to the appropriate Sub-Committee Chair ( BIS Students please see: http://weber.edu/IRB/students.html)
Elevated Risk or Research Potentially Requiring Full Board Review:
  • Application and all appropriate forms should be electronically submitted to the IRB Chair.

SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR FULL BOARD REVIEW 

Final Notes and Reminders
  • Application MUST contain all required signatures PRIOR to submission or application will not be reviewed. 
  • Applicant is required to retain original paper application with signatures until completion or termination of project. 
  • These files will be archived in Box or other comparable web-based storage platforms. 
 
Ammendments to Existing IRB Apporved Studies 
  • Any changes to existing IRB approved projects require an Ammendment. Examples of changes include (but are not limited to): addition of investigators, changes to methodology, increase in subjects and changes to target population. 
  • To submit an ammendent to an Existing IRB Approved Study complete: Ammendment Form
  • Submit original application with changes highlighted to the approrpriate sub-committee 
 
         College Sub-Committees
 

Arts and Humanities Sub-Committee Chair

 Business Sub-Committee Chair

Dr. Kacy Peckenpaugh
801-626-6185
kacypeckenpaugh@weber.edu

 

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Dr. Chuck Kaiser
801-626-6103
chuckkaiser@weber.edu

 

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EAST Sub-Committee Chair
 
Education Sub-Committee Chair
 

Dr. Kyle Feuz
801-626-7864
kylefeuz@weber.edu

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Dr. Natalie Williams
801-626-8654
nataliewilliams1@weber.edu

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 Health Professions Sub-Committee Chair

 
Psychology Sub-Committee Chair

 

Matthew Nicholaou DrPH, MT(ASCP)
801-626-6101
matthewnicholaou@weber.edu

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Dr. Todd Baird
801-626-7724
tbaird@weber.edu

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 Science Sub-Committee Chair

Social & Behavioral Sub-Committee Chair

Dr. Michele Skopec
801-626-6167
micheleskopec@weber.edu

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Dr. Aaron L. Ashley

801-626-8743

aaronashley@weber.edu

 

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If your college/department does not fit within the above specifications, submit your application with all appropriate forms to:

 

 Chair of the IRB Committee: 
Matthew Donahue PhD, ATC, LAT  

irb@weber.edu

 

Page updated September 17, 2015