The following forms and associated guides and checklists are available to researchers at Oakland City University:
Human Subjects Research Submission Checklist
The checklist is intended for researchers and faculty sponsors to use when conducting their review of the New Research Project request (IRB application) prior to its submission to the IRB. [The checklist is available in the form to the right.]
New Research Project Request (Exempt and Limited Category)
The New Research Project Request form (IRB Application) should be completed by all principal investigators and students researchers wishing to conduct exempt and limited category research at Oakland City University.
Download New Research Project Request Form
Consent Form for Research Participation
The Consent Form for Research Participation should be used as the template for research participation consent when utilizing an electronic survey. Information on how to secure a waiver of informed consent from research participants completing electronic surveys is included in the guide and checklist for the New Research Project Request form.
Download Consent Form for Research Participation Form
Parental Permission Form for Child's Research Participation
The Parental Permission Form for Child’s Research Participation form must be used to gain the permission of parents and legal guardians so that their children (under 18 years of age) can participate in a research project.
Download Parental Permission Form for Child's Research Participation
Assent Form for Use with Minors
When children are involved in research, Federal regulations require Investigators to have the child’s agreement to take part in the study. This is known as assent and means that the study has been explained to the child, and the child is willing to take part. This is separate from getting a parent or guardian’s permission for the child to participate. Generally, OCU’s IRB requires that the assent of a minor child be sought when the child is seven years of age or older unless the child’s decision-making capacity is impaired. Principal investigators and student researchers must obtain the assent from a minor in-person, and electronic consent is not approved by OCU.
Download Assent Form for Use with Minors
Confidentiality Agreement for Use with Research Assistance/Assistant
The form enables researchers to be assured that all research data and information will be handled so that confidentiality is maintained by persons assisting with the research efforts.
Download Confidentiality Agreement for Use with Research Assistance/Assistant
Confidentiality Agreement for Use with Transcription Services
The form enables researchers to be assured that all research data and information will be handled so that confidentiality is maintained by transcription services.
Download Confidentiality Agreement for Use with Transcription Services
Request for Modification / Amendment
The Request for Modification / Amendment form must be used when the principal investigator or student researcher wishes to modify or amend the research protocols of a previously approved research project.
Download Request for Modification / Amendment
Request for Renewal of an Approved Research Project
The Request for Renewal of an Approved Research Project form must be submitted to the IRB by principal investigators and student researchers when their research exceeds one year since it received IRB approval.
Download Request for Renewal of an Approved Research Project
Declaration for Determination of IRB Member Conflict of Interest
The Declaration for Determination of IRB Member Conflict of Interest form is intended to be completed by members of the OCU Institutional Review Board (IRB), the IRB administrator/coordinator, or others that directly support the IRB process upon the request of the IRB or the IRB administrator/coordinator (i.e., subject matters experts, research methods experts). Principal investigators, co-investigators, student researchers, and faculty sponsors do not need to complete this form.
Download IRB Member Conflict of Interest Form