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IRB Application Materials

In order to conduct an ad hoc IRB review and approval, we will need the following information:

1. An HML Expedited IRB Review Checklist to determine if you need an Expedited or Full IRB review.

2. An HML Request for IRB Approval of Research Protocol document, from your study’s research design, to briefly describe your study plan, including rational, objectives, design, methodology, and most importantly, written protocols for the protection of human subjects.  

3. Copies of all informed consent forms.  If you need help with this, please see our Informed Consent page, or the US Department of Health and Human Services, or the World Health Organization websites.

4. We would also like to see your survey or other questions and your subject recruitment plan, and any other parts of your research plan that are relevant to human subject protections and IRB approval.

Please submit all your IRB application materials via email to:

Dr. D. Michael Anderson, IRB Chair


cc Penelope A. Lantz, Esq., General Counsel


UNICEF Research Ethics and Facilitation, Office Of Research – Innocenti, Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence Italy

The Ospedale Degli Innocenti was Europe’s first foundling hospital.  Begun in 1419 it was also the first independent design of Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect of the Florence Cathedral’s dome.  The blue and white ovals were added in 1487 by Antonio della Robbia.