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Human Participants: Application Form


  • Please be brief, concise and eliminate disciplinary jargon.
  • Electronic versions of supporting documents can be attached at the bottom of this form.
  • Please allow two weeks total for exempt and minimal risk reviews. Please allow 3 weeks total for projects requiring full board review. (See Review Criteria for discussion of different types of reviews.)

Supporting Documents

  • The informed consent document, questionnaires and all other supporting materials should be copied and pasted from the original digital file into the form where indicated below.
  • If your supporting materials are in a file format that you cannot access, you can upload those documents at the bottom of the form. Acceptable file formats include plain text (.txt), rich text (.rtf), Adobe PDF (.pdf) and Microsoft Word (.doc).

Collaborating Agency

  • If you plan on collecting data in collaboration with another agency,you will need to obtain a signed letter on the agency's letterhead from an authorized agency representative that attests to the fact that the research relationship between you and the agency has been reviewed and approved by the agency.
  • The letter should be scanned into the computer and converted to an electronic .pdf file, and should then be uploaded.
  • The IRB will not be able to approve proposals that involve collaboration with outside agencies without this documentation.

Human Participants: New Application

Human Participants: Revision OR Continuing Review

Willamette University

Institutional Review Board

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.