Research Project Forms
There are two different forms for Roanoke College's Institutional Review Board. If your research project involves human subjects, you must complete one of the forms.
1-Exempt Registration Form
Complete this form if your research project involves human subjects and meets the criteria of one of the federal Exemption Categories (PDF of Exempt Registration Form. For review only)
2-Expedited/Full Application Form
Complete this form if your research involves human subjects and does not meet the criteria of one of the federal Exemption Categories
Distribution Request Form
Anyone planning to send research related material (i.e. a survey, a survey link, an invitation to participate in a research project, etc.) to Roanoke College students, faculty, or staff must first obtain approval. In addition to the human subjects protection review done by the IRB, requests to send material to members of the Roanoke College community will be reviewed by several administrative offices. You survey must have a Study Information Sheet as an introduction in order to be distributed to a campus group.
Approval for electronic distribution of material to a Roanoke College group is a 2 Step process:
Step 1: Complete the survey distribution request (You must first complete either the Exempt Registration Form or the Expedited/Full Application Form from the steps above).
Step 2: Email a copy of your material (PDF or Word) to IRB@roanoke.edu AND IR@roanoke.edu. Your survey must have a Study Information Sheet as an introduction in order to be distributed to a campus group.
To start the approval process for distributing material to a College group, please complete either the Exempt Registration Form or the Expedited/Full Application Form from the steps above.
Study Information Sheet
Study Information Sheet guidelines
Study Information Sheet sample/template
Informed Consent Form
Informed Consent guidelines
Informed Consent sample/template
These resource were developed in part using material from:
The University of Chicago, the World Health Organization, the Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S. Federal Regulation, and CITI.