If your research does not fall under Category I, it falls under either Category II or Category III.
Expedited Review Research, research may begin after notification by the Office of Academic Affairs following the positive recommendation of two members of the IRB.
The primary difference between Categories II and III is the level of stress, discomfort, deception, etc., involved, and the characteristics of your participants. Your research is Category II if:
1. Your research does not involve special or protected populations (e.g., participants under 18 years of age, prisoners, in/outpatients, mentally/physically disabled, pregnant women), AND
2. Your research involves only minimal risk, minimal discomfort, moderate stress, etc.
Full Review Research, research may begin after notification by the Office of Academic Affairs following the positive recommendation from a vote of the entire IRB.
Your research is Category III if:
1. Your proposed research involves more than minimal risk, minimal discomfort, moderate stress, etc., OR
2. Your proposed research involves special or protected populations (participants under 18 years of age, prisoners, in/outpatients, mentally/physically disabled, pregnant women).
Once your application is submitted, it will be sent to your academic supervisor who must review your submission and send an email to IRB@depauw.edu before the Committee will review it.
Please prepare a document addressing the issues in items 1-12 below that also includes your study description, informed consent, debriefing, and ancillary materials. This will be uploaded in the appropriate place after item 12.
For your submission you will need to upload a document that has the following items: answers to questions 1-12, description of the study, informed consent form, debriefing, and other supporting materials. For complete information on each of these, please access this link: http://www.depauw.edu/office/academic-affairs/research-at-depauw/guidelines-for-using-human-sub/
By submitting this application I(we) acknowledge that this research is in keeping with the standards set by our discipline and that the principal investigator has met all IRB requirements for review and approval of this research.