Submitting Protocol Applications

Applicants to the Trinity College IRB must be investigators with faculty appointments, currently enrolled students, or currently employed staff or administrators who plan on conducting human subjects research under the auspices of an academic department or program or administrative division. Tenured, tenure-track and salaried faculty with letters of academic title and academic division heads may sponsor other investigators and serve as the responsible advisor such as in the case of student research, staff research, or research conducted by part-time faculty, or visiting scholars from other institutions. All outside investigators must have an eligible Trinity sponsor. In all cases, the responsible faculty member or the division head must assure compliance with human subjects research protections and IRB requirements.

All persons submitting proposals—whether or not they are affiliated with Trinity—must fully comply with Trinity’s IRB policies and procedures:

Policies for the Ethical Conduct of Research at Trinity College (2010)

Forms for project review:

Form A - Request for Exemption from Review
Form B - Request for Expedited or Full Review

Form C - Request for Renewal or Modification of Approval

Save the appropriate Word document to your computer, complete it and submit it along with any additional documents to the Chair of the IRB and to irb@trincoll.edu as an attachment(s) to an e-mail.

Applicants should include as attachments copies of consent forms, survey instruments, project descriptions, outside IRB approvals and so on.

All applicants, and the research staff working with them, must have completed research ethics training through Trinity College's CITI Program.  Social and psychological researchers should complete the "Social & Behavioral Research" module while medical researchers should complete the "Biomedical Research" module.

 Informed Consent:

Explanation of Informed Consent
Informed Consent Template