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Application Forms and Other Documents

IRB Application Form

Beginning Fall 2021, the Northwest IRB will only accept the Northwest IRB Application for review. In previous years, the Northwest IRB used separate applications for various levels of review. These will no longer be accepted for review.

The application form can be downloaded using the link below.

Northwest IRB Application View Word Doc 

Consent Documents 

If your project will involve data collection, you will need to obtain consent from subjects prior to conducting the study. The Northwest IRB requires your project to use the following template(s) for obtaining consent. To use these templates, download them and incorporate relevant information about your project into them. 

Informed Consent Template View Word Doc 

Informed Consent with Ingested Substances Template View Word Doc 

Audio-Visual Consent Form Template  View Word Doc 

Note: Your project may or may not utilize all consent documents included here. For example, if your project does not involve audio/visual recording, you do not need to use the Audio/Visual Consent Form template.

Additional Forms

This section gathers other forms and documents referenced throughout the Northwest IRB website.

Northwest IRB Submission Guide View Word Doc 

Ingested Substances and Dietary Supplements Form View Word Doc 

Protocol Change Form View Word Doc 

IRB Status Report Form View Word Doc 

External Resources

The following links may be helpful in understanding the federal guidelines on conducting ethical human subjects research.

United States Department of Health and Human Services Code of Federal Regulations

Office for Human Research Protection

Guiding Principles for Ethical Research (National Institutes of Health)