Institutional Review Board

Submission Forms & Materials

Submission Form  (Word DOC)

NOTE: You will notice that the Submission Form is protected. This allows us to incorporate some formatting that makes the reading of the forms easier for the Committee. Please leave these protected.

In addition to the Submission Form, you may need to include some of the following documents with your proposal (if applicable):

  • Non-Reed IRB Approval (please upload approval letters from other institutions)

  • Appendices

    • Appendix A – Research Involving Child Participants (Word DOC)
    • Appendix B – International Research or Non-English Speaking Participants (Word DOC)

  • Participant Recruitment Materials
    Append materials that will be used for recruiting research participants such as flyers, ads, letters, emails, oral scripts, etc. Click here for example participant recruitment scripts (Word DOC).

  • Consent Documents
    See Participant Consent page for guidelines and sample consent documents.
  • Questionnaires, Surveys & Interview Protocol
    For Limited, Expedited or Full proposals, please append all questionnaires, surveys, sample items from computers tasks, or any other materials that participants will be reading, evaluating, or filling out. If participants will be interviewed, provide sample questions.

  • Please Note: IRB contact information on consent forms should include both co-chairs as listed below:

    Professor Tim Hackenberg         Professor Kara Becker
    Co-Chair, Reed College IRB Co-Chair, Reed College IRB
    Email: Email:
    Office Phone: 503-549-4623 Office Phone: 503-517-7432

Please note that the submission process for all IRB documents has recently changed. All materials can now be submitted via the online portal in IRIS.  You must convert your documents to PDF format prior to submission.  Contact Kayla Johnston at if you have any questions regarding the new submission process.