Resources for Successfully Negotiating the Institutional Review Board at your University

constructed by Dr. Mary Livingston, Louisiana Tech University for NITOP 2008 PIE session:
"Helping Students Navigate the IRB Process"

IRB Navigation for Dummies:

The URLs and document links below are excellent sources to help with preparation for navigating the IRB.

Of course the main resource is OHRP

OHRPs on line training is

OHRP will send free videos and other training materials

OHRP  FAQ categories: include:

The PDF versions of the FAQs are accessible on the "Policy Guidance [by topics]" page on OHRPís website, at

Some other on line training resources

LA tech forms and protocols Forms latech

Links from La Tech's  web site:

University of Baltimore  Consent form  IRB form

Extensive sources at:   U Texas at Austin
                        and:   U of Michigan 

Vanderbilt has an accredited IRB with  a bunch of experts; follow links on their site.  

Livingston, M. M, & Pace, L. A. (2005). Protecting Human Subjects in Internet Research. EJBO Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1. PDF file

Links provided courtesy of NITOP PIE TEAM: Mary Livingston, Alice P. Carter, Julie A. Osland, and Tom Mitchell