Institutional Review Board
If research, whether external or internal, involves human subjects or animals, the project director must submit an Institutional Review Board (IRB) request. He or she must obtain approval before doing the research. The University Institutional Review Board handles the IRB requests.
The Abilene Christian University IRB Policy clearly delineates the institution's policy.
The researcher submits the Research Review Request Form to the Director of Research who processes it and communicates with the members of the Institutional Review Board regarding the request.
- Request Form (Word Doc)
Each reviewer submits the IRB Approval Form to the review board chair, who then informs the researcher of the board's decision.
- Approval Form (Word Doc)
Informed consent guidelines help researchers include all necessary elements in the consent form.