Application Forms

Forms: Getting Started

  • NEW! Purdue Research Online Portal Exemption Logic (PROPEL)

    PROPEL has been designed to assist you in determining whether or not the research you have planned is exempt from review by IRB. The answers that you provide to the questions within PROPEL will determine if the research you are planning is exempt from IRB review. If your research is determined to be exempt, you will receive a letter via email from HRPP confirming the exemption. Note that all PROPEL determinations are subject to review by HRPP and are subject to post-exemption determination monitoring to ensure the protection of study participants.

    Click Here to access PROPEL (Purdue Career Account credentials required)

    Alternatively, you may complete the exemption request form and upload to the IRB via the “Submit a Protocol” link. Be sure to include a signed Cover Page.

  • Documents on this page for your use are in MS Word format (.doc). Make sure that you save your completed version in either MS Word (.doc) or as an Adobe PDF (.pdf) file, as these are the only two types of files that can be uploaded to IRB via our portal.

  • Exemption Determination
    • Complete this form to determine if your research is exempt from further IRB review.
  • Cover Page for IRB Submission
    • All submissions to the IRB must include this completed cover page.
  • Application Narrative
    • Complete this form if you have determined that your research is not exempt from IRB review.
  • What Needs To Go In A Consent Form?
    • Use the information in this document to better understand what your study participants need to know to be fully informed regarding the risks and benefits of participating in your research.
  • Example Consent Forms That Have Been Approved By IRB (Coming Soon!)
    • Here are two consent forms that have been approved by IRB for investigator research at Purdue (one approved by Biomedical IRB and one by Social Sciences IRB). Feel free to use these documents as a template for your own research, recognizing that your own research and how it will be described will be different.

  • Additional forms for special populations or sensitive data

Forms: After Approval

  • Amendment to Approved Study
    • Modification of an existing IRB Protocol. **Note, if your study procedures are changing, an updated consent form must also be submitted for review.
  • Amendment Personnel Table
    • Addition or removal of personnel from an IRB Protocol. **Note, an updated consent form may also be necessary if study contact information will change.
  • Bulk Personnel Amendment Form
    • Addition or removal of personnel from IRB Protocols. This form is to assist Principal Investigators whose research teams experience high turnover each semester when students begin research or depart the University. **Note, an updated consent form may also be necessary for protocols where study contact information will change.
  • Continuing Review
    • Informs IRB of project status
  • When Should I Report Study Problems to the IRB?
    • Provides researchers with a decision matrix in the event that an unanticipated adverse event occurs during the course of the study.
  • Reporting Unanticipated Problem and/or Adverse Event
    • Used to report an unanticipated problem or adverse event to the IRB. If an unexpected event happens during the course of your research. Report it promptly in detail to the IRB.
  • Research Closure
    • Informs IRB of project closure

Post Approval Monitoring

Below are the forms utilized by a study monitor before, during, and after a monitoring visit. Other information may be collected as needed.

  • Preliminary Monitoring Form
    • If your study is chosen for a post approval monitoring visit, you will be asked to complete this form to allow the monitor to assess the initial status of the study.
  • IRB Protocol Post-approval Monitoring Form
    • During the in-person visit to your study’s location, the monitor will assess the items on this form and take notes.
  • Post-review Summary
    • The monitor will summarize any details of the visit and review with the Principal Investigator. This document will be sent by the monitor to the IRB for review.

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