These examples are intended to assist protocol writers who are conducting SoTL research, specifically. In the United States policies governing research involving human subjects come from the Federal government. These policies are also interpreted locally and may change over time depending on context, history, and people involved with the approval process. Thus, users of these pages and sample materials should keep in mind that current and local IRB members may have made or want changes or additions to protocols that you submit that are different from the resources and samples provided here. These sample materials, then, should be used as a starting point and be adapted and/or expanded as appropriate.