Human Participants Review Board

Responding to stipulations

If you receive notice of approval with stipulations, you must respond to those stipulations and wait for final approval from the HPRB Chair prior to doing any work with human subjects (including recruitment).

Carefully read and respond to each stipulation; students should consult with their faculty advisor with any questions.

Resubmit an UPDATED proposal to hprb@plu.edu that includes appropriate responses to each stipulation.  When responding, include your HPRB case number on the email subject line and include a cover letter listing the names of documents that contain changes and the changes in those documents. Please use the following file-naming conventions:

  • Proposal form: last name stipulations.doc
  • Informed consent: last name consent stipulations.doc
  • Data collection instrument: last name instrument stipulations.doc
  • Debriefing form: last name debriefing.doc

Please submit ONLY those documents that include changes. For example, if you were asked to make a change to the proposal form, but not to the informed consent, please submit only the updated proposal form.
Changes to a section of the document should be made by doing the following: Below the original text, insert a heading “REVISION.” then insert the revised text below the heading.

Once your updated proposal has been received and reviewed, you will receive notice from the Chair that additional changes need to be made or that your proposal has been approved. You may not have any interaction with human subjects until your receive that final approval.