Modifications will be accepted on paper for formerly paper-based submissions until the next Renewal time or such time that the study has been entered through our online system and then we will accept them electronically.
If you or your department need training in the IRBIS online system, please call our office to request training.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is in place to ensure that human subjects involved in research are adequately protected and that the institution remains in compliance with regulations. Prior to the initiation of any research efforts that involve human subjects, the IRB review is required.
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.
- Instructions for Human Subjects CITI Training
- CITI Training Website
- Training for Community – non-research team members
- Unanticipated Problem-Adverse Event Form
- Application to Use Protected Health Information (PHI) in Research
- Sample Letters of Support – Student
- Sample Letters of Support – Faculty
- Assent Template for Minors 12-16
- Assent Form for Minors 7-11
- Information Sheet Template
- Adult Consent Form
- Parental Permission for a Minor Consent
- Statement of Confidentiality
- International IRB questions
- NEW! 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)
- Updated! 2013 IRB SOPs
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.