July 14, 2020
Kenyon has updated its plans for returning to campus, offering in-person and remote instruction. Read more here.
PIs: be sure to keep copies of all materials that you submit with your IRB Review Application. Use a new form each time you apply for IRB review of a new project.
IRB Individual Application Form: READ THIS FIRST!!!
IRB Guest Researchers: READ THIS FIRST!!!
Chairs/Heads: The assurance page of the application with original signatures should be submitted in hard copy to the IRB.
Course Review: Projects/classes/courses considered for course review should not exceed minimal risk, target special populations, and/or include sensitive subject matter. Course Review Information. Complete the Course Review Form.
Administrators: if you are doing research for your office, division, or the college Read IRB Administrator's Request for Guidance first.
Administrators representing or acting for Kenyon College who are considering doing a survey, focus group, or any other form of data gathering involving any members of the Kenyon College Community (students, faculty, or staff) should request guidance before starting any data gathering. Please fill out the Administrator's Guidance Form. (RETRIEVE A NEW FORM EACH TIME) This may save you time and effort. Depending on the nature of the data and/or methods for the collecting of data, you may not be required to submit a full IRB application, especially if the project is to evaluate and/or improve an existing program or service.
All involved researchers should complete the CITI training course (see Information for Researchers). You should take the course for Administrators and Staff.
IRB Application Form Kenyon Faculty and Student Researchers
IRB Assurance (Signature) Page This form should be printed, signed by all appropriate parties, and sent in hard copy to the IRB Administrator, Bailey House, Kenyon College, Gambier OH 43022, in campus mail or U.S. mail
Informed consent procedures should be conducted in the context of Justice and Beneficence that manifest profound respect for human dignity.
Informed consent is not a single event or just a form to be signed; it is an interactive educational process that takes place between an investigator and a prospective subject. The consent process should:
Please consult the following Informed Consent /Assent templates, samples, and wizards for help in developing consent/assent procedures that provide potential research subjects the information they need to make an "informed" decision about participating in your research. Please keep your subjects in mind when designing the consent form. Readability is paramount.
***The informed consent procedures and documents that you include in/with your IRB application should be exactly what you intend to use in both content and format.*** The IRB will consider both.
Informed Consent Check List (OHRP)
Developing an Information Sheet (basic elements, sample statements, written consent, verbal consent)
Consent Wizard from the University of Wisconsin
Investigators may make a case for the waiver or alteration of the documented informed consent process. Consult Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent for more information.
Faculty Grants and Fellowships Coordinator and IRB Administrator