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Submit study materials as Microsoft Word documents whenever possible. Study materials include consent documents, recruitment materials, data collection instruments, etc.

iMedRIS includes an internal document comparison tool that helps the IRB to review document changes more efficiently, reducing the review turnaround time of your IRB submissions. Researchers can also utilize this tool prior to submitting document changes (whether in response to an IRB request for changes or a researcher’s amendment request) ensuring all desired changes have been made and reducing the likelihood of additional rounds of review.

Note: This comparison tool does not work with PDFs, so upload Word documents whenever possible.


IRB Review Checklist PDF Posted: 3/2013
Categories for Exempted Review PDF Word
Categories of Research Qualifying for Expedited IRB Review PDF Word
Research Team Member’s Pledge of Confidentiality (Sample) PDF Word
Transcriber’s Pledge of Confidentiality (Sample) PDF Word


HIPAA Authorization Template Language

(If you research involves protected health information under HIPAA, insert the HIPAA authorization template language in your informed consent document.)


Informed Consent

Elements of Informed Consent PDF Revised 10/19/2018
Standard Informed Consent Template for Research Word Revised: 10/30/2018
Standard Parent Permission Template for Research Word
Informed Consent for Anonymous Surveys Word Revised 10/30/2018
Sample Assent Form PDF Word
Informed Consent Template for Federally-Sponsored Research Word Revised: 10/30/2018
Informed Consent for Use of Non-Research Material Word
Parent Permission for Use of Non-Research Material Word
Assent for Use of Non-Research Material Word
Parent Permission and Assent for Use of Non-Research Material Word