IRB Application Process

Any Andrews University investigator planning a research study involving human subjects must submit an application for IRB review and approval or determination of exemption before initiating any interaction with subjects or their identifiable data.  This is also applicable to all external investigators intending to collect data from AU students, faculty and staff.

Initial IRB Application (New Study)


Download, save, complete, and email the IRB application to  It’s created to gather all the information and materials necessary for the IRB, along with applicable research review, to evaluate and approve the research in compliance with the federal, state and AU policies.   


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 Application Form

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Formulário de Aplicação

For students please note that we also require an email approval from your project advisor indicating that the advisor has reviewed and approved your IRB application for submission.  Incomplete applications without the advisor’s approval will not be processed.

Submit the application form along with required attachments to  A complete application should include:

           1.      A completed Application Form,

           2.      Research Protocol,

           3.      Informed Consent Form, Assent Form (as applicable),

           4.      Data Collection Instruments

           5.      Recruitment documents

           6.      IRB approval, or Institutional Approval Letters, and

           7.      National Institute of Health (NIH) Training Certificates.

Be sure to follow the IRB application guidelines.