Research Design Form
Mines’ research design template should be filled out for each application for human subjects research.
Sample Consent Forms
  • Mines’ informed consent template – Standard consent form template to be used for human subject research. 
  • Mines’ informed consent FERPA template – Standard consent form template to be used for human subjects research when FERPA records are a part of the research.
  • Mines’ audio release template – Additional consent form template only when audio recordings will be used in research. This form is recommended to be used in addition to one of the above standard consent forms. If audio is being recorded only for transcription purposes, often that can be included in the informed consent without using this added form. Please consult with the Human Subjects Research committee.
Reciprocity Agreement

Download Form: Reciprocity agreement (DOC)

If an investigator is  listed as a Co-PI on a study that another university’s IRB has already approved, it may be possible for Mines to enter into a written agreement with the other university to cede jurisdiction to the other IRB’s review and approval. This is frequently used for multi-site studies.

Application for COMIRB
Apply through COMIRB

COMIRB requires several different forms and additional information to be submitted. For assistance in determining which form you will need to complete, please contact the human subjects team.

Human Subjects Regulations Decision Charts

The Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides graphic aids as a guide for institutional review boards (IRBs), investigators, and others to guide if an activity is research involving human subjects that must be reviewed by an IRB under the requirements of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations at 45 CFR 46. The charts address decisions on the following:

  • whether an activity is research that must be reviewed by an IRB
  • whether the review may be performed by expedited procedures, and
  • whether informed consent or its documentation may be waived.
Human Subjects Research Training Materials
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The required training course to participate in human subjects research is on the CITI Training platform.