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, firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
- Instructions for Human Subjects CITI Training
- CITI Training Website
- Training for Community – non-research team members
IRB Consent Form Templates
- Revised! Adult Consent Form
- Revised! Parental Permission for a Minor Consent
- Assent Template for Minors 12-16
- Assent Form for Minors 7-11
- fMRI / MRI Consent Template
- Information Sheet Template
- Statement of Confidentiality
- Example Letter of Support/Site Approval
- International IRB questions
- Application to Use Protected Health Information (PHI) in Research
- 2014-2015 IRB Meeting dates
- 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.