All Research Proposals must be submitted at least one week before a regularly scheduled IRB Meeting.


Submit all required materials to:


Kim Jim

IGO Compliance Officer




Suzanne L. Russ, Ph. D.

Chair - Diné College IRB



The list of items you will need to submit include the following (see IRB Procedures Manual for detailed instructions and information):

  • Submission Form
  • One copy of the IRB Protocol, including all research instruments (questionnaires, interviews, etc.)
  • An Informed Consent Form
  • When applicable, documentation related to research activities involving special populations
  • Certificate demonstrating completion of “Human Subjects Research Training.” To access the training, click on the link below, click “Register,” and choose NAU (Northern Arizona University) when asked for your affiliation (NAU has agreed to partner with Diné College to offer this training)
  • Student PIs must also submit a description of their roles and responsibilities in the project, the roles and responsibilities of their instructor(s), mentor(s), or advisor(s), and the procedures that are in place to ensure proper mentorship. If the student-lead project is funded or is part of a mentor/advisor’s larger program of research and scholarship, the student PI must also describe the contribution that the student-lead project makes to the larger program of research