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.


NOTE: Due to a recent system update, the IRBIS online system has been experiencing technical issues. General Administration is aware of these issues and is working to resolve them. If you are experiencing technical issues with the IRBIS online system, please email Chris Farrior at or Melissa Beck at



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 the two below sources: Human Subjects In-Person Training sessions, offered by the Office of Research Integrity once a semester, and CITI Training.  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.

Human Subjects Training Workshops

The UNCG Office of Research Integrity offers 90 minute sessions in human research protection once a semester, covering all required categories to meet the requirements of our assurance with the Office of Research Protections (OHRP). Topics of this session are also a part of the RCR curriculum on the campus. These workshops cover areas such as confidentiality, informed consent, recruitment, and the history of human research protection and are offered as an alternative to CITI training.

PLEASE NOTE: The Office of Research Integrity will also be happy to provide specifically-tailored sessions to a department or class by request. These requests can be made to or by contacting Melissa Beck at Please note, a certificate of completion is not offered for this option.

  • Fall 2015 Workshop date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – 9am-11am – MHRA 2711 – Register to attend at – Click “View all workshops offered” and search for “Human Subjects Research Training” – Note: Once you have clicked “view all workshops offered”, you may need to change the “show scheduled workshops” to 4 months.

CITI Training

IRB Consent Form Templates

IRB Forms

IRB Standard  Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

Additional IRB Resources

 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.