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 Delegated Review (for faculty only)

Application for Delegated Review (for faculty only)

Studies of protected populations or with more than minimal risk cannot go through delegated review. (See Sidebar)

Applications must be submitted with the items below through Axiom Mentor.

Training Requirement:

Please note that faculty applying for delegated review status must complete CITI training. CITI Training must be renewed every three years.

  1. Recruitment Statement - Appendix A

  2. Informed Consent Form - Appendix B

  3. Student Project Summary Template – to be included with application packet – Each one of your students should submit this template for your review. Please include a copy of this one page template with your application - you are free to revise the template.

  4. A list of topics that students will be doing is also required as an attachment.

  5. A separate proposal should be submitted for each type of overarching method that student researchers might utilize (questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, focus groups, etc.)

Instructors of research methods courses (or similar) in which multiple student projects are completed in a semester may request permission from IRB to review those projects on the Board's behalf.

The following are types of projects that can be reviewed under delegated review:
• Anonymous pencil and paper questionnaires, participants age 18 or older
• Anonymous online surveys, participants age 18 or older
• Face to face interviews in which is no greater than minimal risk, participants age 18 or older
• Observational studies in which there is no greater than minimal risk, participants age 18 or older

The following types of projects cannot be approved via delegated review:

  • Studies of protected populations (those under age 18, those with impaired decision-making ability, prisoners, etc.)
  • Studies in which physical, psychological, economic, social or legal risks are more than minimal (i.e., questions that may introduce substantial emotional strain, questions that involve reporting of illegal behavior)
  • Experiments

These students MUST go through the IRB review process.

Students who are conducting more than minimal risk projects MUST apply to the IRB using the standard procedure. They are not eligible for Delegated Review.