All research at Georgia State University that involves human subjects must be reviewed and approved in accordance with federal law and Georgia State policy. Georgia State's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with overseeing compliance with these federal regulations. The goal of these regulations is to ensure the safety, respect, and dignity of human subjects who volunteer to participate in scientific research, and to provide public accountability for the trust which the public places in institutions conducting such research.
Georgia State's Federal Wide Assurance, registration, and institutional official information, as well as contact information for the IRB staff members is available. Contact the IRB staff for questions, concerns, or suggestions about your participation in research. IRB staff can also be contacted by researchers and research staff to express concerns, convey suggestions, or ask questions about human research protection programs.
Explanations of the applications and step-by-step guides on many IRB actions are available.
All applications to the IRB will be made through IRBWise. This system facilitates the online, electronic submission and monitoring of protocols, adverse events, renewals and amendments.
All researchers, staff, students, and others who interact with human subjects in the performance of research and assisting in research must complete required on-line educational program on the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI), a comprehensive web-based program before the Institutional Review Board (IRB) may accept a proposal.
All subjects must be adequately consented to participate in research.
The IRB must review all studies involving research with human subjects. The application for designation of not human subjects research can be used to determine if IRB review is required.
The IRB meets once monthly. Those protocols that require review by the full board must be submitted by the posted deadline .
A complete list of the IRB members and their area of expertise is provided.
The ResearchNewsNet listserv was created to distribute updates and other relevant changes through email to all Principal Investigators.
The IRB Manual contains the rationale, responsibilities, policies, and regulations for the IRB.
Community members interested in human subjects research can find additional information here.