The Office of Research Integrity

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is in place to ensure that human  subjects involved in research are adequately protected and that the  institution acts in accordance with the federal regulations regarding research with human subjects. Prior to the  initiation of any research efforts that involve human subjects, an IRB  review is required. Any issues can be directed to Melissa Beck, (336) 256-0253.


The Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), under the auspices of the Public Health Service, oversees compliance with the ethical guidelines and regulatory requirements for research involving human subjects. The OHRP has published educational materials which may be useful in answering some of the questions that arise when writing a research protocol.

UNCG’s IRB accepts certificates of training from two sources. Certificates of completion are available at the end of the tutorial or training session. This certificate must be printed and attached to your IRB application.


IRB Consent Form Templates

IRB Forms

IRB Guidance/Information

Standard  Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

Frequently Asked Questions

IMPORTANT NOTE: Approvals for research are valid for a time period established by the IRB which can’t exceed one year. If your research extends beyond one year, the project must be reviewed and renewed before the expiration date and prior to continuation. The IRB is directed by federal guidelines to shut down any and all research using human participants that does not have a current approval.