For Students

The purpose of this page is to provide students of research  a single site for required links and documents. Please notify the webmaster if you find a link to be broken.

Protection of Human Subjects Training

Protection of human subjects training is required for all researchers engaged in work with human participants. There are many different packages out there to meet this requirement but some IRBs require training from specific sites. Below are two popular resource locations.

CITI Рthis site requires the user to be associated with a sponsor institution. Some IRBs and sponsors require CITI as well as periodic refreshers.

NIH– this site is free and a bit easier but some IRBs do not accept this certificate.

IRB Documents

Applications for Institutional Review Board Review are unique to the organization. Using a generic application or template can help the researcher get ideas and thoughts on paper for later copy & paste into the official application. Most IRBs have a unique checklist of items to submit with your application.

IRB Joint Application – Navicent-MUSM– this document is intended to reduce the burden on researchers associated with both Navicent and MUSM.

Research Proposal Template – This document can be used as a guide for developing your research proposal. While it may not be all inclusive, it does get you started in the right direction and can be tweaked to suit your needs.


Below is an example of a list of required documents.

IRB Application – see above

Human Protection Training certificates for all research participants (PI, Co-PI, research assistants, etc) – see above

FDA 1572 form (FAQs) – Click here for form

Researcher’s brochure (FAQs from GCP)

Informed Consent – (Regulations) – also in template above

Data collection instrument – the IRB will want to see all data collection forms to compare with the research protocols.

IRB Fees form or waiver request – Many IRBs require payment for services which can range from $250 to $1000 or more. Requests for waivers are often permitted when the research is not funded or is within the institution’s mission. Students often receive waivers.