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Research Forms

We can help you meet regulatory and ethical guidelines for your human subject research. Find the forms you need to start research and during the process. 

Important Document & Form Notes

Please note that our IRB submission application processes also use an electronic format using CyberIRB. Find answers to CyberIRB FAQs.

Before You Apply

What to Know Before Applying for IRB Review

Before beginning research at Aurora, you’ll need to apply for institutional review board (IRB) review. Visit the Starting a Research Application page for guidance about:

  • Research administrative pre-authorization (RAP)
  • Initial research requirements
  • Human subject determination
  • Researcher training
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest
  • Nursing research
  • Additional forms for non-research department administrators

The RSPP Investigator Manual [PDF] covers every aspect of the research process, from choosing a research topic to how long to keep records after research is complete.

To clarify common terms and acronyms used in Aurora’s research forms, please refer to the glossary [PDF].

New Research

Forms to Submit a Research Protocol Application

After you have completed researcher training and secured RAP, you can prepare to submit your research application. Download the forms you need:

Research in Progress

Forms for Research Already Underway

Several research forms help you report to our IRB on ongoing research studies or completed research. Download forms for ongoing work:

Forms to Manage Problems, Revise Research & Obtain Waivers

Clinical research sometimes requires changes. We help you maintain regulatory compliance and protect human research subjects. Document changes using these research forms:

Other Situations

Ceded Research & Special Situations

Some research involves special circumstances. Find Aurora Health Care forms and more information about:

Contact the RSPP/IRB Office

We’re here to answer your research documentation questions.

IRB Approval of Research

Find out the steps you need to take to get IRB approval of research.

Policies & Procedures

Want to know about our research policies and procedures?

Starting a Research Application

Learn how to get started with research training and approval.


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