EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All IRB submissions must use the updated forms below.


  1. All applications for IRB review must come from a UWG faculty member. Students conducting research should complete their application materials and submit them to their Faculty Advisor who will review, approve, and submit the IRB application materials.
  2. The IRB must review all recruitment materials, consent documents, data collection instruments, and site approval letters, in addition to the application. An IRB Cover Page is no longer needed.
  3. IRB applications should be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the start of data collection.
  4. No work on the project can begin prior to IRB approval.
  5. CITI training for Human Subject and Responsible Conduct of Research must be completed prior to submission of IRB application materials. Students serving as the PI on the research project must complete the Social & Behavioral Research Investigator modules.
  6. All materials must be submitted to