Forms & Examples

Use these forms for your human subjects research proposal

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  • Cover Sheet: Download

    Required first page of the proposal packet. Original signatures of all researchers involved in the project are required. A signature of a supervisor is no longer required. This is the first document the IRB reviewer sees.

  • Claim for Exemption: Download

    Required only for proposals submitted for exempt review. Check the appropriate boxes that relate to your specific study. Original signatures are required from all participating researchers. This is the second document the IRB Reviewer sees to grasp a context of the proposed study. The options on the form determine if the study can be exempt from federal regulations. Only the IRB can determine if the project is considered exempt.

  • Expedited Review Form: Download

    Required only for proposals submitted for expedited review. Check the first box on the first page and any additional boxes that relate to your specific study. Original signatures are required from all participating researchers. This is the second document the IRB reviewer sees to grasp a context of the proposed study.

  • Proposal Format: Download

    Use this format when writing your proposal. The IRB reviewer will look for specific information in each section. Submitted proposals not using this format will be returned to the researcher. If you need help editing your proposal, contact the University Writing Center at (806) 742-2476.

  • Elements of Consent: Download

    Consent forms must contain the elements stated in the Elements of Consent link. Note that some elements are optional and others are required. More instructions and explanations are available at the following links:


  • Waiver of Written Consent or Elements of Consent

    Some research proposal designs may be eligible for a waiver of written consent. Refer to the following forms to determine if your research project has a valid reason to request the waiver.


  • Attachment Examples (Recruiting):Download

    What is said to human subjects for recruiting must be included in proposal packets. Modify the recruiting examples linked above to reflect the research study recruiting methods and procedures.