Research Ethics

Wenzhou-Kean University Ethics Committee (hereafter referred to as the Ethics Committee) is the highest deliberative body for the University ethics matters. There are two sub-committees responsible for special ethical review and supervision: Institutional Review Board and the Laboratory Animal Ethics Committee. All departments (colleges) and individuals of Wenzhou-Kean University engaged in research activities involving human subjects and experimental animals shall apply for the ethical review in advance. After the permission from the Ethics Committee, the research activities could proceed under the supervision and inspection of the Ethics Committee.


The Office of the Ethics Committee:

Address: WKU Hall A213, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (Office of Government and Community Outreach) 


  • Wenzhou-Kean University Ethics Committee - Application Form for Ethical Review_Feb 2024
  • Step-by-step guideline to CITI training course (for WKU IRB Applicant)
  • Guidelines and Protocol Description (Exempt Review)_WKU IRB
  • Protocol Description (Expedited Review)_WKU IRB
  • Protocol Description (Full Panel Review)_WKU IRB
  • All Other Facilities - Site Permission_WKU IRB
  • School Based Research Studies - Site Permission_WKU IRB
  • Sample Audio & Video Recording Consent Form_WKU IRB
  • Template of an Assent Form_WKU IRB
  • Template of a Standard Consent Form_WKU IRB
  • Template of a Debriefing Form_WKU IRB
  • WKU IRB Self-checklist_modified in Mar 2023
  • Faculty Research Advisor Signature Page