Research Guide

The Research Guide is intended to be a comprehensive manual for those conducting human subjects research.

  Research Guide

                         2022 Research Guide Updates

03/07/2022 Key Information
04/11/2022 Recruitment – Accessing Protected Health Information
04/19/2022 SBIR/STTR Grants
04/19/2022 Reportable Events – Investigator Reporting Requirements
04/19/2022 Reportable Events – Deviations
04/19/2022 Enrolling Participants Who Do Not Speak English
04/19/2022 Check-In Forms
05/16/2022 International Research Prep Work Checklists
06/22/2022 Check-In Forms
07/06/2022 Key Information
07/06/2022 Continuing Review
07/06/2022 Recruitment Materials
07/06/2022 Electronic Informed Consent (eIC)
07/26/2022 Recruitment Materials


                         2021 Research Guide Updates

01/27/2021 Do I Need to Submit to the IRB? – Definitions
02/23/2021 Recruitment Methods
03/08/2021 Single IRBs
04/19/2021 Electronic Informed Consent (eIC)
07/27/2021 Instructions for Signature Lines
07/28/2021 Visiting Student Guidance
12/03/2021 Electronic Informed Consent (eIC)
12/03/2021 Recruitment Methods

  sIRB Research Guide


HIPAA Letter

Single IRB Intake Form

Independent (Commercial) IRB Consent Form Language

myIRB Assurance Document – Approved Department Signers
       Danforth Approved Signers
       School of Medicine Approved Signers
       St. Louis Children’s Hospital Approved Signers
       Barnes-Jewish Hospital Approved Signers

SBIR STTR Guidance


Reportable Events – How to Report in myIRB When the IRB of Record is the WU IRB or the NCI CIRB

Reportable Events – How to report in myIRB When the IRB of record is NOT the WU IRB or the NCI CIRB

Radiation Fact Sheet

When to Report Deviations

Reporting Requirements for IND Safety Reports

Review of Studies Involving Genetic Research

Enrolling Participants Who Do Not Speak English

Institutional Certification Request

The most current versions of the institutional certification request forms are listed below and can be downloaded directly to your computer. Please be sure to download a new copy of the form(s) prior to each submission to the HRPO to ensure the most current form is being used.


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