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Institutional Review Board (IRB): IRB Document Review

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IRB Document Review

IRB Document Review is an asynchronous service to support students who are writing recruitment materials and consent letters for their IRB application.

Who can use this service?

You can use this service if you:

  1. Are doing human subjects research.
  2. Have thoroughly reviewed the IRB website and understand the documents needed for your IRB application.
  3. Have attended and submitted all of your materials to all Group Writing Sessions.
  4. Have already written your recruitment materials and/or consent letter / parental consent / minor assent.

This service is most beneficial to students who can understand and apply written feedback on their own.

How does IRB Document Review work?

You will register below and attach your recruitment materials and/or consent letter / parental consent / minor assent on your registration form. An IRB member will review your documents without you present and send you written feedback for you to revise your documents on your own time. You will receive feedback within 48 hours of the time you register for. 

If you register for IRB Document Review, you will not be scheduled to meet or talk with an IRB member in real-time. If you want to work with someone in real-time, please register for group writing sessions.

Which IRB documents can I submit?

We can review your recruitment materials and/or consent letter / parental consent / minor assent. If you submit a consent letter, please make sure you are using the most current NCU IRB consent letter template.

Please note that we cannot revise templates from other IRBs or institutions.

How to Register

Register for IRB Document Review through our scheduling system below. To register, you will follow these steps:

  1. Select your time zone.
  2. Click the blue button for "Sign Up" (you will receive feedback via email within 48 hours of the time slot).
  3. Fill out the registration form and attach your recruitment materials and/or consent letter.
  4. Click “Complete Appointment.”
  5. Save your confirmation email. Your confirmation email will allow you to cancel, reschedule, and update your registration form.

Need help? Use our IRB Writing Services Guide. If that doesn't answer your question, please email

Register for IRB Document Review

Please select your time zone first. You will then schedule a time for an IRB member to review your documents asynchronously.