Greetings! The IRB will be closing on June 25, 2021 at 12pm PT for the NCU Summer Closure. NCU Summer Closure dates: June 28, 2021 through July 5, 2021. Please plan on submitting your IRB Application on or before June 11, 2021 if you plan on obtaining IRB Approval before the Summer Closure. Applications will not be reviewed until the IRB returns to the office on July 6, 2021. However, you may still work on your application during this time.
If your study is taking place in an everyday K-12 educational setting, where all students have an equal opportunity to get the ‘treatment’ (like a new curriculum a classroom), you will prepare the following documents:
If you're not sure if this is applicable to your study, please attend IRB Office Hours to talk with IRB staff.
If you are conducting research activities with minors (age 17 and under) that are outside of their normal K-12 routine or conducting research with minors you would not normally interact with, you will prepare the following materials:
You will need to provide your data instruments on your IRB application; for example, interview questions, focus group questions, survey, questionnaire, or observation sheet. If your study will have an online survey or questionnaire, please see our additional requirements and resources for setting up online surveys or questionnaires.
You may need to obtain permissions for your research if you will be doing any of the following:
You may also need to obtain a confidentiality agreement if you are hiring a private transcriber, translator, interpreter, or research assistant for your study.
The following resources may also be applicable to you, depending on your study design.