Vertebrate animals

Instructions for submitting your IRB proposal – research involving vertebrate animals

  • Review the current IRB website if you are unfamiliar with the purposes and goals of the Institutional Review Board.
  • Compose your IRB applications as a regular Word (or WordPerfect) file, consisting of the following components:
    • Name and email address for the principal researcher on this project.
    • Names and email addresses for all additional researchers, and or research assistants who will be working on this project, if applicable.
    • Approximate dates for initiating and concluding this study.
    • The overall goals of your research.
    • A complete project description, including how you will go about collecting your data, and specific information on the housing and treatment of vertebrate animals.
    • Your assessment of any negative impacts, as well as the benefits to animals used in this research.
    • Your assessment of ways that you will minimize or mitigate any potential negative impacts to animals used in this research.
  • Include the CITI Training modules completed.
  • Save your completed application document to your computers or flash drive (for future reference or potential revisions).
  • Email your application to:

IC Institutional Review Board:

  • If you have questions or problems with submitting your IRB application, please contact:
Larry Zettler
Institutional Review Board Chair
217.245.3479 |

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