Office of Graduate Studies, Sponsored Programs, & Research

Office of Graduate Studies, Sponsored Programs, & Research


Effective October 1 2017, For Submissions of applications or inquiries please email

Hardcopies may be dropped off at Dean's Circle House #33.



-       IRB Application  - Must be typed out. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Fill in each section, do not use ‘see attached’ or leave any sections blanks. Student proposal must have Faculty advisor sign.

-       Methods and outline – Explain your research protocols and methodology.   

-       Consent Form – Signed original form (Faculty signature, if needed)

-       Assent Form – Signed original form (Faculty signature, if needed)

-       Survey Instruments – Provide a copy of questionnaire or any data collection instruments involved.


Student Proposals/ Class Proposals/ Capstone

To ensure a timely review by the Institutional Review Board for student/ class submitted proposals, IRB application should be submitted one (1) month prior to the expected start date of student research. This will allow the Institutional Review Board to thoroughly review all application.  




IRB Members

Mr. Peter Barcinas

Telephone: (671) 735-2055
Office: Agriculture & Life Sciences Buldg.
2nd floor,Rm. 228

Dr. Andrea Blas, Ph.D., College of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Guam

Dr. Francis Dalisay, Ph.D., College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Guam

Dr. Yoshito Kawabata, Ph.D., College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Guam 

Dr. Ron McNinch, Ph.D., School of Business and Public Administration, University of Guam

Dr. Mary Jane Miller, Ph.D., School of Education, University of Guam

Ms. Eloise Sanchez, School Program Consultant, Guam Department of Education

Dr. Kathryn Wood, RNC-OB, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Guam 


  • A hard copy and an electronic copy of all applications should be sent to the Institutional Review Board.

         Electronic copies to be sent to

Hardcopies to be delivered to Dean's Circle House #33

  • When submitting an electronic copy, please scan all documents into one PDF file and submit one file only
  • Please answer all questions on the application. 
  • All applications must have appropriate signatures and will be returned it they do not. All students must have advisors' signatures.
  • All projects (exempt, expedited, and full) must be submitted to IRB. The Committee will determine the status of the study.

NOTE: Classes submitting research projects- please submit all projects by the first of the month to allow for review time.


Review Dates and Application Due Dates

  • No Full Reviews from December 12th, 2017-January 15, 2018

  • The committee will not review expedited or exempt studies from December 12, 2017-January 15, 2018

  • After December 12th, 2017, Please Contact the Institutional Review Board at


  • Application Form- Complete application, obtain all signatures, and submit with all accompanying documents.

 Do not leave any fields black or use 'see attached'. Summarize each section for generalization.
Additional documnet should be attached to elaborate each section.


IRB Process

IRB Purpose, Committee, and Responsibilities

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