Attention all faculty, staff, and students: the University has transitioned to a new in-house application system for Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews. The new application system, which can be accessed from any computer, is found on SamWeb. The instructions for accessing the system are as follows: SamWeb -> Miscellaneous -> Forms -> IRB Application.
NEW CONTINUING REVIEW FORM [FILLABLE PDF] - to be completed ONLY AFTER your initial IRB has been approved and you require an extension for continued data collection and analysis. See IRB FAQ page for required documentation.
NEW AMENDMENT APPLICATION [FILLABLE PDF FORM] - to be completed if there are Significant Changes to your IRB protocol and ONLY AFTER your initial IRB application has been approved.
NEW FINAL REPORT [FILLABLE PDF FORM] - to be completed ONLY AFTER your research and subsequent data analysis have been completed.
Once you have completed the application, click Submit. An email window will open with the completed application already attached. At this point, please take time to attach all supporting documentation for the IRB to review. The following is a list of the common files that potentially could be required for review:
- Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate
- Support Letters (i.e., other schools aside from SHSU, prison, agency, business) - MUST be on institutional letterhead with original signature from the institution's administrative official
- Phone Interview
- Form for Involving Prisoners in Research
- Consent Form
- Assent Form
- Cover Letter
- Parental Consent Letter
As faculty, staff, and students become accustomed to the new IRB process, the above information will transition to the Application portion of the IRB website. If you have questions about other forms of supporting documentation or general questions regarding the new IRB process, please email Sharla Miles.