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Chapman University Institutional Review Board (IRB) uses Cayuse IRB, an online system that allows processing of human subject research studies in accordance with institutional, federal, ethical, and regulatory standards. Visit the Cayuse IRB page to log into Cayuse and learn how to begin an IRB submission.

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Templates and Forms

The IRB will occasionally make recommendations or edits to consent forms to ensure wording is consistent with the submission/protocol and to ensure compliance with federal regulations. The Revised Common Rule establishes new informed consent criteria regarding the information that must be given to prospective research subjects as part of the informed consent process. Updated informed consent templates are provided below.

For the IRB to process and approve your consent form(s) in a timely manner, we ask that you attach consent/assent form(s), as a Microsoft Word document(s), to the appropriate section of the study's Cayuse IRB submission. Below includes consent/assent form templates for your use.


Under certain conditions (§46.116(d)), the IRB may approve a research study that involves deception or incomplete disclosure. In this case, participants must be “debriefed” or provided additional information about the study once it ends. The debriefing process should provide participants with an explanation of the study’s purpose, the procedures in which deception occurred, and why it was necessary for deception to occur.

Advertisements, Flyers, and Scripts

While researchers are NOT required to use the templates for advertisements or flyers, the Chapman (CU) IRB offers the following examples for use:

Translation Certification

The Translation Certification Guidance and Form is to be used when any document(s) related to an IRB-approved study must be translated from English to another language(s) or another language(s) to English.

Other IRB Templates and Forms