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 Guidance (ver.2 3/25/22)  RECENTLY UPDATED

Audio/Videotaping and Photographs of Research Subjects Guidance (ver.1, 2/21/19)

Course-Related Student Research Projects Guidance (ver.1, 5/2/19)

Data Security Guidance (ver 4, 3/25/22 ) RECENTLY UPDATED

Docusign: Sending and Collecting Documents with eSignatures Guidance (ver.1, 3/25/22) NEW!

Exemption Tool Guidance (ver.2, 2022)

Informed Consent Document Checklist (ver.2, 6/16/22) RECENTLY UPDATED

Informed Consent Document Checklist for Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (ver.2, 6/16/22) RECENTLY UPDATED

Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Guidance (ver.1, 7/1/22) NEW!

Investigational New Drug (IND) Guidance (ver.1, 7/1/22) NEW!

Short Form Consent Document and Process Guidance (ver.1, 3/18/19)

Secure Zoom Meetings and Recordings for Restricted and Critical Data Guidance (ver.1, 3/25/22) NEW!

Umbrella Projects Guidance (ver.2, 8/28/20)