Research Tools

The following documents may be helpful when developing an IRB submission:

Consent Tools

Recruitment Tools

The following documents are not required for submission, but you may find them helpful in the application process:


Type of Review Worksheets

External Resources Available to GW Investigators

Protocol Builder

Protocol Builder assists investigators with developing quality and consistent research protocols that make internal and IRB review processes more efficient. Protocol Builder offers a wide range of protocol templates that can be utilized by clinical researchers as well as social and behavioral researchers. GW's institutional license provides free access to the GW research community.


Research Match is a national recruitment registry that brings together volunteers who wish to be involved in research, with researchers who are looking for volunteers. All GW researchers have access to this tool as part of the university's partnership with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN).

Please note that the use of ResearchMatch, and any text that will be posted on ResearchMatch, must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Researchers may describe their planned use of ResearchMatch in their IRB application. Or, if a study has already been approved, researchers must submit a protocol modification to begin using the tool for recruitment.


CTSI Tool Kit