Application Checklist

Application Checklist

1.  ____ Did you complete the Cover Sheet?

2.  ____ Did you complete all 12 sections of the proposal, including subsections A-H of section 8?

3.  ____ Did you explain and justify the level of risk? All projects carry some level of risk, even if the risk is minimal.

4.  ____ Informed Consent. In your consent procedures did you:

_____ use language understandable to the subject or his or her legal representative?

_____ state that the project involved research?

_____ explain the purpose of the project and procedures involved?

_____ describe the foreseeable harm, discomfort, and risk?

_____ describe the benefits to the subject?

_____ describe the extent to which confidentiality of records are to be maintained?

_____ state how to contact the PI about questions?

_____ offer to answer any queries concerning the procedures?

_____ state that the person is free to discontinue participation at any time without penalty or prejudice?

_____ include a written consent form?

5.  _____ Did you discuss whether deception is involved? If so, did you explain and justify it?

6.  _____ Did you include copies of all relevant instructions and questions?

7.  _____ Did you include a written statement of what the investigator will say to the participant regarding the research?

8.  _____ Did you include the section on debriefing?

9.  _____ Did you e-mail your properly named IRB Proposal and Cover Sheet to Ms. Gail Garrison at gagarrison@vassar.edu?  Please do NOT submit IRB applications directly to members of the IRB; doing so will result in lengthy processing delays.