Applications and Guidelines

Plan to conduct an anonymous survey? You do not need an Informed Consent Form. Simply place the information that participants will read before they take the survey and label it Online Cover Sheet (for online surveys) or Tear-Off Cover Page (for paper surveys).

  • Select Applications for forms or to review sample applications
  • Select Appendices for required recruitment statements and informed consent forms
  • Select Guidelines and Forms for Ithaca College's Guidelines, federal regulations, HIPPA or Notice of Completion forms

Don't Forget to Include:

Appendix A
Recruitment Statement and/or flyer - what you plan to say to participants to encourage them to participate and/or the flyer you plan to post on campus

Appendix B
Informed Consent Form
If you plan to conduct an anonymous survey, you can use one of the following in place of the Informed Consent Form:

Appendix C
All Survey Instruments - questions, scales, tests, etc.

All applications will be deemed incomplete if they are not accompanied by the appropriate appendices.

Application for Exempt Review

Application for Exempt Review

The IRB chair determines project exemption. Even if an investigator expects that a project will be exempt, he/she/they must submit it for review.

Click below to access application and informed consent:

Exempt Application

Exempt Proposals will now be sent through Axiom Mentor.

If not requesting a waiver of Informed Consent (in application) then you will need to add a:

Recruitment Statement - Appendix A

Informed Consent Form - Appendix B - see side bar for categories

Please note that some exempt applications require an additional step in the review process. This is called Limited Review. The goal of this review is to ensure that safeguards are in place to protect confidentiality and privacy of research participants. There are no additional forms for this new step in the exempt review process.

Don't Forget Appendix B

If not requesting a waiver of Informed Consent (in application) you will need: Informed Consent Form, or Online Cover Sheet (for anonymous surveys) or Tear-off Cover Sheet (for anonymous paper and pencil surveys)