IRB Applications can be submitted through IRBManager, our electronic application submission platform.  IRBManager must be used to:

  • Submit initial applications for new studies or applications for amendments (modification, continuing review, closure) of ongoing studies
  • Report Adverse Events or Unanticipated Problems that are unexpected, serious, and/or related or possibly related to the research.  Such events must be promptly reported to the IRB.  See Reporting Adverse Events and Unanticipated Problems for guidance.
  • Request to rely on an external (non-ISU) IRB for oversight of a project. See the Multi-Site Research and sIRB webpage for more information.

See the IRBManager webpage for information on how to use the system.

Paper forms will no longer be accepted, except to request a preliminary IRB determination.  This form will eventually be available in IRBManager, but currently remains available below

For studies approved or exempted prior to March 19, 2018, basic protocol information (e.g., title, PI) will be imported into IRBManager.  See our IRBManager webpage for more information.

IMPORTANT: Applications may not be submitted in IRBManager unless training through the CITI Program on the protection of human research participants is complete for all study personnel. IRBManager communicates directly with CITI records only. Remember--you must register with CITI using your ISU email address and affiliate with ISU to allow automatic checks of training.

Other Forms

  • Request for Preliminary IRB Determination (formerly Approval in Concept) This form is used only for funded projects that lack definite plans for the involvement of human subjects because time after the award is needed to develop the final protocol and related study materials.

Informed Consent Document Templates

Using one of these templates will help ensure that all of the consent elements required by the regulations are included in your document. The template is only a guide and you may modify the document to meet the needs of your research. However, it is very important that you include all of the consent elements in your document unless your study falls into one of the categories of exempt research. More information regarding informed consent can be found here.