To aid in processing class-originated research protocols the IRB suggests a "batching" of the protocols together. There would be one, single protocol submission for all of the essentially identical projects. The instructor would complete one IRB Protocol Submission Form together with one protocol narrative. The instructor will also submit one informed consent template and/or script that will be used by all of the students doing the research.
The instructor would then attach to this basic protocol submission two additional elements. The first element would include descriptions of the particular variation(s) each student, or group of students, will take on the project. This typically will include: a listing of the questions to be asked (for interview-type research activities) or instrument to be administered (for survey-type research activities); a more detailed specification of the characteristics of the subjects to be recruited for that particular activity, if appropriate; and any additional conditions or design elements that will be used exclusively for that activity. (See page 20-22 of the Policy and Procedures Manual.)