Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

Red Square Clark University Worcester MA

Human Subjects/Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Clark University has an Institutional Review Board (IRB) which is responsible for ensuring research conducted by faculty, staff, and students, protects the rights and welfare of human subjects.  The point of contact for IRB matters is Diane Sainsbury, Assistant in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, at x3880.

  1. Human Subjects Protocol
  2. Proposal Application with New Required Checklist (.doc)
    (This downloadable, fillable form can be completed using Microsoft Word, saved and then mailed (via email or interoffice mail) back to the research office with other supporting documents as required.). Additional material for your submission should be emailed to:
  3. Checklist
  4. Anonymous Survey Application
  5. Course Approval Form
  6. Exemptions
  7. Sample Request for Exemption Application
  8. Continuing Review Form
  9. Sample Recruiting Text
  10. Sample Consent Form
  11. Sample Assent Form - paragraph style
  12. Sample Assent Form - question style
  13. Examples of Human Subjects Protocols to Clark IRB
  14. Additional Information:
  15. Tutorial and certification program for research involving human subjects

The Chair of the IRB is Dr. James P. Elliott at 508-793-7152.