IRB Educational Tools

The University of Iowa Institutional Review Board (IRB) Standard Operating Procedures and Researcher Guide (AKA: Investigator’s Guide) documents IRB policies for the conduct of human subjects research. The Educational Tools offer supplemental guidance regarding procedures and best practices for complying with these policies. Each Educational Tool refers to relevant policies in the Investigator’s Guide. Researchers should use these tools in conjunction with the Investigator’s Guide.

Educational Tools:

Alternatives to an In-Person Informed Consent Process

Audio/Videotaping and Photographs of Research Subjects

Course-Related Student Research Projects Policy and Procedures

Data Security Guidance (updated 8/31/20)

Using Docusign as an eConsent Tool - Coming Soon!

Exemption Tool

Informed Consent Document Checklist

Informed Consent Document Checklist for Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research

Short Form Consent Document and Process

Umbrella Projects Policy and Procedures