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Protocol Templates


Download the template(s) of your choice. The template documents open as Word files; save as a Word file to begin drafting your protocol.

Please direct inquiries to Katarzyna Karelus at 216.844.4176 or

Biomedical Protocol Templates

The following eight templates are primarily designed for studies focused on cancer treatment regimens, with chemotherapy as the main component of the regimen. The templates may be modified to address questions about radiotherapy or surgical oncology.

The "Short Form" template is a tool for investigators to ensure that all sections of the protocol are included in the document. It also contains the boilerplate language for sections that are required in all protocols. The "Long Form" template provides standard language plus instructions and prompts for information.

The templates are organized as follows:

All instructions in the templates are highlighted in blue italics. Please review these instructions and address as applicable for your protocol.

Social-Behavioral Studies Protocol Template

The research protocol template for social-behavioral studies may be used for quality-of-life, psychosocial, epidemiological, genetic, and behavioral intervention studies.

PRMC Tissue Research Submission Template

The tissue research submission template should be used for studies that involve research activities limited to archived or discarded tissue.