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IRB Student Research Checklist

Students complete this checklist when writing their dissertation proposal, thesis proposal, or project plan. If student research involves any of the activities listed in the checklist a Human Subject Determination Request or IRB Initial Review Package must be completed and submitted to the IRB for review.

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Note:  If you are having issues with any of the PDF documents below, please download the files and open with Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Pro.

Human Subject Research Determination Request

Not sure if you are conducting human subjects research? Request a determination!


Initial Review Package (new research)

  1. IRB Application (updated 24 Mar 2017)
  2. Scientific Review Form (updated 8 Mar 2017)
  3. Conflict of Interest Form
  4. Consent document(s). One or more of the following:
  5. CITI Ethics Training Completion Report 
  6. Recruitment script (if appropriate, see Question 17 of IRB Application)
  7. All questionnaires, interview questions, or other materials to be used (if appropriate)
  8. Research proposal (student, SOW, funded)
  9. Organizational approval to conduct research from subjects command


Protocol Amendment Package (modify research)

  • Amendment Form (updated 28 Feb 2017)
  • Copy of any revised documents (consent form, data collection tools, recruitment script, etc.).
  • CITI Ethics Training Include completion Report for any additional researchers


Continuing Review Package (extend approval period)


Closing Research Protocol


Submit complete packages to the Human Research Protection Program Office through email at IRB@nps.edu or in hard copy in Halligan Hall Room 206.

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