Human Research Protection Program

News & Announcements

New Consent Form Template & Guidance

Find the new template and guidance materials on our Forms page.

  • Both the new and old template versions may be submitted through December 31, 2013. However the old template version is no longer available and has been replaced by the new version.
  • Beginning January 1, 2014, new applications must use the current (new) version.
  • All applications that were approved using the old version of the consent form can continue to use the old version for the life of that study even if amendments and continuing reviews are submitted after January 1, 2014. Of course investigators are always welcome to update their consent forms to the new version.


What kind of review will my research require?

Deciding on what type of review to apply for can be very confusing. There are so many types of research, where should you start? If you are a student, start by discussing your study with the Principal Investigator of your study. If you still have questions, Purdue's Human Research Protection Program is here to help.

The first step is to determine if your study even requires IRB review.  Check out our Getting Started page on this website.  The information there will assist you in determining if you need IRB review and the appropriate type of review.  These review types are Full/Convened Committee Review, Expedited Review, or Exemption Status. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the topic links located on the left margin of our homepage.  These topics address many questions you may have such as who is eligible to serve as Principal Investigator, is your study eligible for exemption, which type of changes require submission of an amendment, etc.

Give yourself plenty of time for IRB review.


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We expect that by the time you meet with our Analysts that you have familiarized yourself with the information on our website prior to meeting with our Analysts.  This will ensure you receive the most benefit from the meeting.


Contact Information

Human Research Protection Program
Ernest C. Young Hall
10th Floor, Room 1032
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN