All forms are in Word format (.doc or .docx) so that they may be completed and submitted electronically.
Online Application Instructions: First, download the Research Proposal Questions and Investigator's Assurance Form (below). Both will need to be completed before uploading them to the online application.
Complete the templates below to provide information to your participants about the research project.
Human Subjects Research
Research is considered to involve human subjects when an investigator conducting research obtains (1) data through intervention or interaction with a living individual, or (2) identifiable private information about a living individual. (45 CFR 46). Read the complete definition
The St. Ambrose University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is authorized to conduct three different levels of review. Depending on the scope and nature of the research being proposed, submissions can be reviewed under Exempt, Expedited, or Full Board Review. Read this document to determine which application is most appropriate.
Action Research Forms
Action Research Flow Chart