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Applications and Forms

Now available!

IRB applications can now be submitted EITHER using the traditional hard copy way OR using our new online submission system called “Cayuse IRB.”

BOTH types of applications will be accepted until the end of Spring Semester, 2017.


If you choose to use our new online system:


IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME SUBMITTING ANY IRB APPLICATION AT USD AND YOU WANT TO USE THE ONLINE SYSTEM, YOU MUST FIRST EMAIL IRB Coordinator Lori Ermac-Nash at: l.ermac-nash@sandiego.edu

If you have never submitted an IRB application at USD, the online system will NOT recognize you. Lori must first set up your information before you begin an online application. Email Lori with a message that you are a first-time IRB applicant and want to use the IRB online system. Be sure to specify your role (student, faculty, staff). If you are a student, please include your faculty advisor’s name.



Beginning September 1, 2010, only the following new forms will be accepted. Please discard any previous versions.

IRB Application
This form is used for new Expedited and Full IRB applications

IRB Exempt Application
This form is used for application which fall under the Exempt Category according to http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/45cfr46.html

Adult Consent Form Template
This form must be used to format all consent forms, if written consent is being sought.

Parental Consent Form Template

Child Assent Form Template

Video Recording Consent Form

Sample IRB Application (This is an example of a completed IRB application, with attached Consent Form and appendices.)

Forms for applications previously approved by the IRB:

Request for Modification of an Existing Application
This form is used for requesting changes- such as adding a new data collection site- to an already approved IRB application.

Continuation Form
This form is used for requesting permission to continue a research study beyond one year following its initial approval.

Summary Form
This form is used for reporting the completion of a research study.

Contact Information

Institutional Review Board
Hughes Center 214
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4553
irb@sandiego.edu

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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