IRB Application Process

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.  Undergraduate and graduate students must have their applications approved by the research advisor prior to submission to IRB.  The research advisor need to send email to indicating the advisor has reviewed and approve the protocol for submission to IRB.  Doctoral candidates must successfully defend dissertation proposal prior to submitting IRB application.  Submit application application with supporting documents.

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 Application Form

Formulaire de demande


Formulário de Aplicação



Submit the application form along with required supporting documents to  Below is what Below is what is required and sample documents for your perusal.  A complete application should include the following:


Sample Documents


1.  A completed Application Form



Application Form

2.  Research Protocol


See Guidelines

3.  Informed Consent Form/Assent (As applicable )


Regular   Online    Assent

4.  Data Collection Instrument(s)



5.  Recruitment Documents



6.  IRB Approval or Institutional Consent Letter ICL


Sample ICL

7.  Ethical Training (NIH, RCR)






Application submission checklist for IRB and Classification