Important Notice: New Guidance Documents and Templates Posted


Dear Research Community,

The IRB Office recently updated all public HRP documents in an effort remain compliant with the current regulations and to add new documents providing guidance to the research community. All updated documents can be found within the following pages:

Relevant updates have been made to the Biomedical and Social-Behavioral protocol templates, as well as consent form templates. Please utilize these versions for any new projects and at the time of any modification involving protocol or consent form updates.

Please review the updated Human Research Protection Program Plan (HRP-101) and the Investigator Manual (HRP-103). Email the IRB at with any questions or concerns.

The website should be your first source for all documents. It is recommended to refrain from saving frequently used documents and to always access them from the website.


The Northwestern University IRB Office