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SBER Forms & Templates

This page provides guidance on how and when to use SBER IRB Forms & Templates for the eIRB and related procceses.

eIRB Submission Forms

  • SBER IRB Study Submission Checklist 
    This tool can be used as a study document checklist when preparing new studies or making changes to existing studies. You are NOT required to submit this to the IRB.
  • SBER IRB Reliance Agreement Request Form
    Required when requesting that Tufts serve as the reviewing IRB for another site (multi-site/collaborative study) or to request that Tufts cede review to another IRB (external IRB study). For expedited and full review studies only.
    - Submit whether Smart IRB or an IRB Authorization Agreement will be used to document reliance
  • SBER IRB Research Financial Interest Disclosure Form (RFID)
    All research team members must complete the RFID form, and the PI must retain these in their research records. Any RFID form with a "Yes" response to any item in Section B must be submitted to the IRB.
     
  • SBER IRB Certificate of Translation
    The Principal Investigator is responsible for the accurate translation of all study documents and use of IRB-approved translated documents only, as noted below.

    Exempt studies: This form is not required for Exempt studies, as translated study documents do not require IRB review or approval when the study is determined to be Exempt.

    Expedited or Full Board studies: Translated study documents must be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to use.

    • Submit this certificate along with translated study documents for approval and stamping prior to use.
    • The person certifying the translations cannot be on the research team.
    • Research team members can translate the study documents, however, someone outside of the study team must verify and attest to their accuracy by signing the Certificate of Translation.
  • Tufts University GDPR Research Questionnaire

eIRB System Request Forms

Other IRB Forms

These forms must be submitted to sber@tufts.edu, not eIRB.

  • Research Practica Registration Form
    Professors are required to register research practica for each course using research methodology for teaching purposes.
    - The data collected cannot be used for any other purpose, and must be destroyed at the end of the semester.
    - Research Practica registration must be submitted each semester along with the class roster.

Consent Templates

SBER IRB Consent Form
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SBER IRB Consent Script
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SBER IRB Consent Log
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Modification & Continuing Review Forms - Pre-2019 Studies Only

The following five forms should only be used for continuing reviews and modifications of studies first submitted on an IRB Protocol Application form. Do not use these for new studies.

SBER IRB Application for Continuing Review
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SBER IRB Application for Modification
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Request for Waiver of Documentation of Informed Consent
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Request for Waiver or Alteration of Elements of Informed Consent
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Request for Waiver of the Informed Consent Process 
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