If this is a new IRB submission, please complete this application following the guidelines provided below:

a. Please provide responses to each question. Don't leave any questions blank. Throughout the application, if a question/item does not apply to your protocol, write "n/a".

b. Review your application for grammar, spelling, thoroughness, and comprehensiveness. Applications with serious errors in these areas will be returned without review.

c. If you have questions regarding the IRB application process, consult with the IRB representative from your college or division before submitting your application.

d. Student applications must be reviewed and confirmed by a faculty sponsor. Confirmation from the faculty sponsor will be sought following submission of your application.

e. All Principal Investigators and research team members, including faculty sponsors involved in student research, must complete training in the ethical conduct of human subjects research. This training is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami. This training is free to the WOU community free of charge. To complete your training, please visit: https://www.citiprogram.org/ . All researchers/sponsors must submit a CITI completion certificate or have one on file at the time of submission. Note that certifications are valid for three years following training completion and can be renewed every three years thereafter.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to irb@mail.wou.edu. The WOU IRB appreciates your dedication to the ethical conduct of human subjects research at Western Oregon University and your commitment to human subjects protections. 
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