Coming Soon: The Office of Research Integrity will activate a new component of the IRBIS online application system. This new component of the application will address Conflict of Interest in research in regard to the university’s conflict of interest policy as it relates to research. Once your IRB application is complete and has been submitted, you will receive an email prompting you to complete the conflict of interest questions. The conflict of interest questionnaire will need to be completed each time an application is submitted.
The federal regulations surrounding conflict of interest were changed in 2012, and one major change was that the institution – and not the PI – must determine if there is a conflict. There are several situations which could create a conflict of interest, so a quick series of questions will allow this assessment.
To view the conflict of interest in research questions that will be in the IRBIS module, please click HERE.
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we adopt these changes. They are necessary for us to ensure that we are following federal regulations.
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, email@example.com (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.
- Unanticipated Problem-Adverse Event Form
- Application to Use Protected Health Information (PHI) in Research
- Example Letter of Support/Site Approval
- Assent Template for Minors 12-16
- Assent Form for Minors 7-11
- Information Sheet Template
- Revised! Adult Consent Form
- Revised! Parental Permission for a Minor Consent
- Statement of Confidentiality
- International IRB questions
- fMRI / MRI Consent Template
- DSM 2012-2013 Report
- IRB Guidance on Class Projects (Is this Research?)
- The Common Rule (45 CFR 46)
- The Belmont Report
- Cone Health Document
- Protection of Human Subjects in Research
- IRB Member List
- Required Elements of Recruitment
- IRB Authorization Agreement with Cone Health
- Top 10 Safe Computing Practices
- Helpful NSF and the Common Rule of Research with Human Subjects
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.