Research & Scholarship at UMBC

Forms for the Institutional Review Board

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Forms in MS Word format may be downloaded to your computer to complete. Click on [Word] next to each form description and save in a local directory on your computer. Use the tab key to move from one field to the next while filling out these forms. If you'd like more information about the use of these forms in the research process, please click the link that is provided for that form.

Forms last updated 05/15/2010

IMPORTANT: Please review these instructions when submitting a modification of the below documents to the IRB


IRB Application and Pre-review Consultation

The HARPO staff is available to answer any questions regarding the IRB submission process and IRB review of research studies. We also provide pre-review consultation ito discuss all aspects of IRB review, from preparing the submission to completion of the study. We're also available to make presentations about the IRB for groups of any size, including graduate or undergraduate classes, faculty meetings or other meetings.

Please contact us at or 410-455-2737 or see the current schedule of presentations and training sessions.

Application Forms

Exempt Application [Word]

Expedited Review Application [Word]
Full Board Application [Word]

Class Projects, Independent Study and Thess, Master's and Doctoral Dissertation Research [Word]

Consent Documents

Please consult the Consent Template page to choose the appropriate format for obtaining consent.

HIPAA Documents

IRB Waiver of Authorization Request Form [Word]
HIPAA Authorization Form [Word]

After Approval Documents

Annual Continuation Report - Expedited Reivew ONLY [Word]

Annual Continuation Report - Full Board Reivew ONLY [Word]
Protocol Modification Request [Word]
Protocol Deviation Report [Word]
Adverse Event Report [Word]
Closure Report [Word]

Methodology Class Project Forms (for use by class instructors)

Class Research Project Application [Word]

Class Research Project Report [Word]

Other Forms

IRB Authorization Agreement   [Word]