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IMPORTANT
Users must use Adobe Acrobat Reader whenever they edit, save, or submit any of our PDF forms!

Download the IRB Application here:  IRB Application Form 3.0

  1. Before you begin, download and SAVE the form to your computer. It will be a PDF.
  2. Open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Need Adobe Reader? Download it here: https://get.adobe.com/reader
  3. If the top left-hand side of your screen doesn't say "Adobe Acrobat," you're not in Adobe Acrobat and you should not begin filling out the form!
  4. If you are using a JCU-owned desktop computer, Adobe Acrobat Reader can be found under the Start Menu.
  5. Using “Save As”, please give your application a unique name using the Principal Investigator’s name such as EmmaResearcherApplication.pdf.
  6. Always open, edit, and save your form in Adobe Reader. We have found that other PDF viewers do not work and will corrupt your file.
  7. Supporting documents can be attached in .doc, .pdf, .jpg, or any other common file format.
  8. The PI should submit the completed form by attaching it to an email and sending it to IRB@jcu.edu

A helpful guide for completing your IRB Application Form is found here:     
IRB Application Guide

Other IRB Forms:

IRB Revision Request Form 

  • Used to request a change to a previously approved or exempted IRB protocol
  • Changes to protocols are NOT AUTHORIZED until a Revision Request is approved
  • Requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader!
  • Guidance for completing the Revision Request Form: Filing a Revision Request

IRB Continuation Request Form 

  • Used to extend the approval period for an IRB protocol
  • Continuing Review is not always required for minimal risk IRB protocols. Refer to the Notice of Approval document for the approval expiration date of your protocol.
  • Must be submitted 3-4 weeks BEFORE the approval expiration date
  • If an approved protocol expires, research must CEASE IMMEDIATELY
  • Requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader!
  • Guidance for Continuing Review: Continuing Review

IRB Reliant Review Information Form

  • Used when JCU is engaged in the research but the project is being reviewed and approved by an IRB other than JCU's.
  • The JCU IRB will not review these protocols; they will be reliant on an outside IRB
  • The Notice of Approval and contact information for the approving IRB must be included
  • Requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader!

IRB Individual Investigator Agreement

  • Must be completed by Primary Investigators who submit IRB applications and who are not members of the JCU community (faculty, staff, or students)
  • Must be signed by St. Mary Seminary & Graduate School of Theology student researchers with their IRB applications
  • Requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader!

Human Subject Research Information Form

  • Used when JCU is not engaged in the research, but outside researchers are collecting data on campus (from faculty, staff, or students)
  • The JCU IRB will not review these protocols; information will be collected and filed so the IRB Office is aware of HSR activity on campus.
  • The Notice of Approval and contact information for the approving IRB must be included.
  • Requires use of Adobe Acrobat Reader!

Templates: JCU Informed Consent/Assent Documents