Psychology and Counseling

IRB Application and Document Templates

Gaining permission to conduct research at a facility or function and obtaining informed consent are two very different processes. Please review the below-linked page for more information.

Permission vs. Consent: Is There a Difference? Yes!

Prior to receiving IRB approval, researchers will need to complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training. Please click on the link provided below for more information about CITI.


If a researcher plans to conduct a survey and his or her participants will be limited to LU students, faculty, and/or staff, the researcher will be required to use Qualtrics as the survey platform. Qualtrics information is included at the below link.