Federal regulations now require that every IRB member, researcher, and key personnel of a research team certify knowledge of federal regulations and policies dealing with human subjects. A free Web-based training course about the federal regulations is available at the National Institutes of Health's website.

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) also maintains a helpful website that contains links to the regulations and OHRP Policy Guidances.

Parent consent form for Goucher students under age 18 (DOC)

Sample child assent form (DOC)

Sample parent consent form (children) (DOC)

Annotated sample expedited submission - qualitative study (PDF)

Annotated sample expedited submission - quantitative study (PDF)