The University of Iowa

OTLT's Research and Analytics teams provides umbrella IRBs that can provide a faster, simpler process to apply for IRB approval to conduct SoTL research. There are currently two umbrella IRBs available. Based on your research questions, you may consider:

SoTL Umbrella IRB

The SoTL umbrella IRB provides instructors a simpler process of IRB application and broader latitude for research design options. 

Learning Analytics Umbrella IRB

The Iowa LA umbrella IRB provides faculty researchers a simpler process of IRB application and delivers de-identified data to answer research questions. Research under this umbrella should be focused first and foremost on student learning and support, including improvement of the teaching and learning environment.