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Application Process

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1) Meet with your faculty advisor/research advisor to review your proposal idea.

2) Fill out cover page, proposal, and consent forms and site authorizations.

3) Have faculty advisor/research advisor sign cover page of your proposal.

4)  Only DIGITAL applications will be accepted. Email completed proposals to


Important Information:

Research can only begin AFTER IRB approval.

If conducting research at another institution that has given you its own IRB approval, please submit a copy of proposal and approval to the Hampshire IRB to review.


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