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IRB Resources

For a complete discussion of University IRB policies and procedures, please review Nova Southeastern University’s Institutional Review Board Web site at http://www.nova.edu/irb/

CITI Training: Protection of Human Subjects Training & Education

NSU has determined that all individuals involved in research with human subjects, including investigators (principal and co-) as well as members of the research team must complete the CITI: Course in the Protection of Human Subjects. CITI is comprised of certain modules. Each college/center at NSU selected the modules that their respective investigators would have to complete. Members of the research team who are not affiliated with another college/center at NSU must complete the modules within the same learner group as the principal investigator on the study.

Please visit the CITI program (http://www.citiprogram.org/) to register and complete the requisite modules. When you register you create your own login and password, but we ask that you be sure to provide as much contact information as possible in the profile section of the registration process. Please note that the CITI program must be completed prior to submitting to the IRB for initial review of a protocol, or for continuing review or revision of a previously approved protocol. Please be sure to register for the correct learner group that reflects the center/college you belong to.

Investigators are encouraged to consult with their Center Representative if they have any questions regarding CITI training.

Forms are available in Microsoft Word format, so they can be downloaded, completed, saved and printed as necessary.

The Institutional Review Board has launched an electronic submission system, to access this system, click below:

Students will complete the protocol submission form in IRBManager and then upload their proposal and CITI completion report in the IRB Progress section of ADRIANA. The IRB access button is near the top of the page.

Be sure that you have clicked the SUBMIT button after uploading all required documents on the File Submissions page. When the Upload Confirmation appears, follow the instructions and click the SUBMIT button. You will receive an automated email in your NSU account indicating that your IRB submission has been received.

The following information is only for students who are writing their dissertations in Spanish:

All IRB submissions will be paperless and submitted electronically on the ADRIANA student page. To submit the dissertation proposal for IRB approval, access the ADRIANA student page and log on using your NSU email username and password. The IRB access button is near the top of the page.

Be sure that you have clicked the SUBMIT button after uploading all required documents on the File Submissions page. When the Upload Confirmation appears, follow the instructions and click the SUBMIT button. You will receive an automated email in your NSU account indicating that your IRB submission has been received.

Document #1: Protocol Submission Forms

Document #2: Consent and Assent Forms

Studies may need to use only one or several of these forms, depending on the groups involved in the research. For example, if different procedures are used for teachers and parents, use two different consent forms.

Informed Consent Instructions

Signatures on consent form(s) should not be obtained until after you have received IRB approval. The IRB must review and approve your study prior to any participant solicitation.

Consent and Assent Form Templates

Consent and Assent Form Models/Samples

Participation Letter

To be used for anonymous surveying of Adults only. 

Document #3: Administration Letters

Other Required Documents

  • CITI course completion report 
  • Approved proposal 
  • Data collection instruments 
  • Recruitment materials (flyers, letters, etc.)

Unanticipated Problem and Adverse Event Reporting

For information regarding the use and disclosure of protected health information in research please review Nova Southeastern University's Institutional Review Board website at http://www.nova.edu/irb/manual/forms.html