Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for the regulation and monitoring of all University research on or involving human subjects. The IRB must ensure that all federal and state regulatory requirements are met by the University.

 

The UAFS IRB is guided by the ethical principles regarding research involving human subjects set forth in the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 45 Part 46 (45 CFR 46), Protection of Human Subjects, Subparts A through D.

 

 

Those who need human subjects research certification must obtain it before applying to the IRB. There are several companies that offer this certification.

 

UAFS students who need human subjects research certification must complete the UAFS certification before applying to the IRB. This certification is free and you may stop, save, and reenter at your convenience. Contact your professor to register and enroll in the UAFS online IRB – Human Subjects Research Training. Students need to save their successful certification for submission to the IRB.

 

UA Fort Smith IRB Policy PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

UA Fort Smith IRB Course Policy PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

 

IRB Request for Review Forms

IRB Application Form PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

IRB Human Research Request for Exempt Review PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

IRB Request for Continuing Review PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

IRB Course Approval Form PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

 

IRB Sample Templates 

IRB Consent Form Template PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

IRB Debriefing Form Template PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

Sample Signed Consent Form PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

Sample Unsigned Consent Form PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)

 

Presentation

Is It Research PDF document (PDF document will open in a new tab)