Researcher Information

The following information will guide you through the IRB Application Process.  If at any time you have questions, then please email us at and we would be happy to help.  You may also find answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

How To Apply to The Gallaudet IRB

The IRB Checklist: This document contains a brief how-to guide for applying to the Gallaudet IRB

Class Approval Information: This document contains information for faculty members who plan to require their students to run a research study as part of the course requirements. 

The Gallaudet University IRB Application

IRB Application: This is the official IRB application that must accompany all new proposals Note: You will need the most recent edition of the Adobe Reader to view this document correctly.

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Supporting Documents

Creating an Informed Consent Form: This document describes the procedure for creating an Informed Consent Form. 

Creating a Video Release Form: This document describes the procedure for creating an Video Release Form.

Class Proposal Project Outline: This document is necessary for faculty members completing class proposals.

How to Renew Approval for Continuing Projects

Researchers are required by federal regulations to have yearly renewal of the IRB approval for continuing projects. Approval for research projects will be up for renewal one year from the date of the IRB review. It is the responsibility of the investigator(s) to renew approval for continuing projects. Please make timely submission of request for renewal or prompt notification of project termination by sending an email to

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