Click here to access UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) application materials, including sample consent form templates.
Studies submitted to the IRB for review must comprise a completed application form, including appropriate signatures, a research protocol (narrative), documentation of completion of the UNH Web-based training on human subjects protections*, and any required supporting materials. IMPORTANT! If the researcher is a student, the faculty advisor must sign the application form and attach a letter of support for the research stating the student’s experience and the level of supervision to be provided.
*Effective September 1, 2011, applications to the UNH IRB must include for the project director (applicant) documentation of completion of the UNH Web-based training on human subjects protections. The UNH IRB will not review applications missing this documentation. See here for more information.
Completed applications need to be submitted to Research Integrity Services, via email (to Melissa McGee, Julie Simpson, or Theresa Cherouvis), fax (603-862-3564), in-person, or by campus/US mail (Service Building, 51 College Road, Durham, NH 03824-3585).
Faculty, staff, and students who would like assistance in developing research protocols, or would like to discuss issues related to their research studies, should contact Melissa McGee, Compliance Officer in Research Integrity Services (RIS), or Julie Simpson, RIS Director. Ms. McGee or Dr. Simpson are also available to talk to classes or groups of faculty, staff, or students about protecting human subjects in research and the IRB.
UNH IRB application Resources
- UNH IRB APPLICATION MATERIALS
- IRB Guide for Researchers (Under Revision)
- Activities Involving Human Subjects and IRB Approval
- Responsibilities of Directors of Research Studies Involving Human Subjects
- Guidelines for Writing a Research Protocol to Submit to the IRB (Under Revision)
- Anonymity, Confidentiality, and Privacy in Human Subjects Research (UPDATED JUNE 2018)
- DATA SECURITY IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS (NEW jUNE 2018)
- Information Individuals in New Hampshire are Legally Required to Report
- payments to participants, coercion, & undue influence in human subjects research (UPDATED jUNE 2018)
- Payment of Incentives/Compensation to Research Participants (Human Subjects)
- guidelines for research involving college Students (NEW jUNE 2018)
- Guidelines for Research Involving Children/Minors (updated January 2018)
- Informed Consent Format and Checklist (Under Revision)
- Tips for Writing Easy-to-Read Informed Consent Documents
- Use of Qualtrics in Human Subjects Research
- Qualtrics Survey Research Suite (UNH IT login page)
- EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) & HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH (NEW JUNE 2018)
- Guidelines for Involving in Research Institutionalized and Special Populations in Health Care Related Settings
- UNH Library Guide on Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity - Human Subjects Page