IRB Human Subject Study Considerations
DO submit all scripts with the proposal.
The best way to help the IRB understand risks and how you will handle them is to provide verbatim scripts of what you will tell subjects in a telephone recruitment call, in task instructions, and in debriefings. IRB reviewers ask the question: "What information are the subjects getting (or not getting) that would help them decide to participate (or not) or to continue to participate, and is this information being given as soon as possible?" Debriefing scripts that try to educate student subjects about study purposes, scientific methods, and prior research are perceived as beneficial to these students and to the University's mission.