Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Who we are The Institutional Review Board is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research under the auspices of the institution with which it is affiliated. The University’s program on human research protection is based on the three basic ethical tenets of respect for persons, beneficence and justice, and the application of these tenets set forth in the Belmont Report, issued in 1979 by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
Georgia State University’s Institutional Review Board will apply these tenants to all human subjects research, regardless of funding.
AnnouncementsCITI Training: Social/Behavioral Basic Course to Change Jan. 5:
Effective Jan. 5, 2015, the CITI Program will replace its Introduction (757) module for the Social Behavioral – Basic Course (required training for individuals conducting human research in social/behavioral fields). Learners will need to complete the full Social Behavioral – Basic Course (all 12 modules) before Jan. 5, 2015, to include the current Introduction 757 module in their credit. If they do not complete the full course before Jan. 5, 2015, the credit for any of the other 11 completed modules will remain, but they will need to complete the new Introduction module 1127 as the Introduction module 757 will no longer be in the course. If you have completed the entire Social Behavioral – Basic Course (all 12 modules including the Introduction 757 module) before Jan. 5, 2015, and your training is current, no action is required. Note: This training only applies to individuals conducting human research in social/behavioral fields as required by the IRB.
Access to iRIS:
The new human research protocol management system, iRIS, is now in operation. All IRB submissions should now be through the new system. iRIS may be accessed by going to http://protocol.gsu.edu and using your Campus ID and Campus ID password. All tutorials and guides on how to use iRIS may be found at the iRIS Training Portal. One-on-one training is available at the Exchange Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact the Exchange at email@example.com. For technical assistance with the new system please contact the Help Desk either at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 404-413-HELP (4357). For questions regarding your application, please contact the IRB office.
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- General IRB Information and Contacts
- 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.
- Getting Started with IRB
- New faculty members or students to the IRB process can find more information here.
- Application Information
- Explanations of the applications and step-by-step guides on many IRB actions are available.
- Electronic Submission of IRB Applications
- All applications to the IRB will be made through iRIS. This system facilitates the online, electronic submission and monitoring of protocols, adverse events, renewals and amendments.
- Required Education and Training
- 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.
- Informed Consent Process
- All subjects must be adequately consented to participate in research.
- Studies Designated as Not Human Subjects 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.
- Meeting Dates and Deadlines
- The IRB meets once monthly. Those protocols that require review by the full board must be submitted by the posted deadline.
- IRB Members
- A complete list of the IRB members and their area of expertise is provided.
- Listserv Mailing List
- The ResearchNewsNet listserv was created to distribute updates and other relevant changes through email to all Principal Investigators.
- IRB Manual
- The IRB Manual contains the rationale, responsibilities, policies, and regulations for the IRB.
- Community Information
- Community members interested in human subjects research can find additional information here.
- Additional Information