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IRB Forms & Templates

Please note that the USF IRB is fully electronic. All application for initial review and all subsequent submissions related to that study must be submitted via ARC. If you have questions about the process, please call our help desk at 813-974-2880. To register for an ARC account, go to https://arc.research.usf.edu/Prod and register online. ARC training is available for study teams. Please visit the Training & Updates page for additional information on the live Comprehensive Workshops. For more information about the IRB process, please contact the HRPP office at (813) 974-5638. For IRB Consent Form Templates, please see the Consent Form Templates Page.

Medical IRB 01

Application for Initial Review, Determination,or Exemption

Submit via eIRB

Complete these forms for existing hardcopy studies only:

Information Report
Modification Request
Progress Report

NOTE: All active historic paper studies that were not converted by 12/31/2012, were administratively closed by the IRB. The progress report should only be used to submit a final report.

Social & Behavioral IRB 02

Application for Initial Review, Determination,or Exemption

Submit via eIRB

Complete these forms for existing hardcopy studies only:

Information Report
Modification Request
Progress Report

NOTE: All active historic paper studies that were not converted by 12/31/2012, were administratively closed by the IRB. The progress report should only be used to submit a final report.

Addenda (for both boards)
Do not attach these forms to eIRB submissions.
Addendum 2: Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent MS Word(2008-06-13)
Addendum 13: Summary of Research Activities MS Word
(2008-06-13)
Addendum 6: Key Personnel (2009-3-12) MS Word


Other Forms (for both boards)




General Instructions for Hardcopy Forms


  • Always download the latest version at the time you will use it.
  • Forms must be typed (word processor). Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.
  • Please provide complete answers to every question. If an item is not applicable, please type "NA" and briefly explain why it is not applicable.
  • Incomplete or handwritten submissions will be closed 30 days after notification.
  • Before printing forms, check page layout: most forms are in landscape format.
  • For all supporting documents (protocol, informed consent, addenda, etc.), highlight any revisions made.
  • Specific instructions and submission checklists are posted below each form link.

Submit IRB Materials to: USF Research Integrity and Compliance
On-Campus Mail: MDC35
Regular Mail: 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC35
Tampa, FL 33612
Hand Delivery: 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 155
USF Research Park, Tampa, FL
Telephone: (813) 974-5638
Fax: (813) 974-7091
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