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Institutional Review Board

Coming Soon: The Office of Research Integrity will activate a new component of the IRBIS online application system. This new component of the application will address Conflict of Interest in research in regard to the university’s conflict of interest policy as it relates to research. Once your IRB application is complete and has been submitted, you will receive an email prompting you to complete the conflict of interest questions. The conflict of interest questionnaire will need to be completed each time an application is submitted.

The federal regulations surrounding conflict of interest were changed in 2012, and one major change was that the institution – and not the PI – must determine if there is a conflict.  There are several situations which could create a conflict of interest, so  a quick series of questions will allow this assessment.

To view the conflict of interest in research questions that will be in the IRBIS  module, please click HERE.

The questions in the IRBIS module are not identical to the questions in RAMSeS.  The questions in both IRBIS and RAMSeS are project specific, so you will have to answer them every time you submit to RAMSeS or IRBIS, since they only pertain to the project being proposed. 

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we adopt these changes.  They are necessary for us to ensure that we are following federal regulations.

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.


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.


IRB Forms/Templates


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.