If you need to learn how to prepare human subjects protocols for a research project, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS). Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.
We will go through, step by step, the things you need to do to get from 0 to approved, answering questions along the way. Then, we will "walk you through" two sample protocols -- one exempt, and the other non-exempt. The idea is to break down and demystify the process, making it less intimidating so that you are ready to dive in and make a draft of your protocol.