Download the necessary forms from this page; be sure that the form you download is the one you need!

To help us with our new electronic record-keeping for applications, please submit your application as a single file with your last name_application as the name of the file (e.g. Smith_application.pdf). Please submit any appendices to your applications as a single file with your last name_appendices as the name of the file (e.g. Smith_appendices). Emailing PDF files to the irb@stmarys-ca.edu address is the best way of ensuring that the formatting of your original files is retained when we review them. If you need to scan printed material to convert it to PDF, there is a scanner available in the SMC library.

Because we also want to streamline the process of signature gathering, especially for those away from campus, we will consider the submission of application files from the official SMC email account of the faculty research advisor as equivalent to a signature in the relevant section(s) of the IRB application for the purposes of IRB review. Please include a statement in the email submitting your application that all participating researchers and students comply with the items in Section 1 of the application. Please keep signed copies of your IRB application forms with your other study records.

 

For Faculty/Staff Research

 

If you are unsure if the research you are proposing is exempt or not, please see our information on exempt research.

To find out more about the process of informed consent in research, please see our Informed Consent Process guidelines.

Continuing your research? Read the guidelines and fill out the Continuing Reasearch form at the bottom of this page.

 

For Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research

  • If you are an SMC graduate or undergraduate student and are interested in conducting research that is not exempt and does not involve the analysis of data that already exist.
    Request for Protocol Approval Student Version (doc)
  • If you are an SMC graduate or undergraduate student, a faculty member or a staff member and are interested in conducting research that is exempt and involves the analysis of data that already exist.
    Request for Protocol Approval Secondary Analysis of Data (doc)
  • If you are an SMC graduate or undergraduate student, a faculty member or a staff member and are interested in conducting research that is exempt, but does not involve the analysis of data that already exist, use this link to access the proper form:
    Request for Screening for an Exemption (doc)

If you are unsure if the research you are proposing is exempt or not, please see our information on exempt research.

If you are a student conducting research or are a faculty member directing student research then please see our information on student research.

To find out more about the process of informed consent in research, please see our Informed Consent Process guidelines.

CONTINUING RESEARCH for Students/Faculty/Staff

  • This form must be completed for ANY non-exempt research (faculty, staff or student) that continues more than 12 months beyond the original IRB approval date. Please also note that for ANY non-exempt research (faculty, staff or student) that continues for more than 24 months after the original IRB approval date, the IRB application must be resubmitted.
    Interim application for continuing research
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