General Information


The Georgia State University Review Board holds a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) of Compliance (number 00000129) with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). A assurance is maintained by the IRB Compliance Officer. The FWA expires 11/20/2019.

All institutional and non-institutional performance sites for this institution, domestic or foreign, will be obligated by this institution to conform to ethical principles which are at least equivalent to those of this institution, as cited in the previous paragraph or as may be determined by the DHHS Secretary.

Georgia State University assures that it will comply with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulations for the protection of human research subject, 45CFR Part 46, as amended to include provisions of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (56FR28003) as Subpart A, and as may be further amended during the approval period for this Assurance.

Georgia State's IRB is registered with the Office for Human Research Protections under number IRB00000716. Georgia State University is guided by the ethical principles regarding all research involving humans as subjects, as set forth in the report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (entitled: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research [the Belmont Report]), regardless of whether the research is subject to federal regulation or with whom conducted or source of support (i.e., sponsorship).

The president of Georgia State has delegated authority to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, James Weyhenmeyer, Ph.D., as the institutional official (IO) for Institutional Review Board purposes. The IO has the authority to legally commit Georgia State to meet federal regulatory requirements. The IO is responsible for appointing the chair of the Institutional Review Board and board members.

Drop-In help is available for GSU Faculty:
Tuesdays, 2 – 4 p.m., January 9 – May 1, 2018
(no hrs. March 13 – Spring Break)
URSA Offices, 58 Edgewood Avenue, Room 310

Faculty will be assisted on a first-come-first-served basis during these times. The Office of Human Research Protection offers personalized, one-on-one guidance for investigators provided by the Georgia State University IRB. Help is provided with responses to revisions, formulating complicated human subject protection plans, and international research protocols

If you have any questions, please contact:

Shelia White, PhD, CIP
Director, Human Research Protection Program
Phone: (404) 413-3514

Susan Vogtner, MPA, CIM, CIP
Compliance Officer
Phone: (404) 413-3513

Deonne McNeill, MS
Compliance Specialist
Phone: (404) 413-3503

Tracy Cermak, MA, CIP
Compliance Specialist, Sr.
Phone:  (404) 413-3638

Kiki Sindad Wai, MPH, CIP
Compliance Specialist, Sr.
Phone: (404) 747-4023