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 the two below sources: Human Subjects In-Person Training sessions, offered by the Office of Research Integrity once a semester, and CITI Training. 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.
Human Subjects Training Workshops
The UNCG Office of Research Integrity offers 90 minute sessions in human research protection once a semester, covering all required categories to meet the requirements of our assurance with the Office of Research Protections (OHRP). Topics of this session are also a part of the RCR curriculum on the campus. These workshops cover areas such as confidentiality, informed consent, recruitment, and the history of human research protection and are offered as an alternative to CITI training.
PLEASE NOTE: The Office of Research Integrity will also be happy to provide specifically-tailored sessions to a department or class by request. These requests can be made to email@example.com or by contacting Melissa Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, a certificate of completion is not offered for this option.
- Fall 2015 Workshop date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – 9am-11am – MHRA 2711 – Register to attend at https://workshops.uncg.edu – Click “View all workshops offered” and search for “Human Subjects Research Training” – Note: Once you have clicked “view all workshops offered”, you may need to change the “show scheduled workshops” to 4 months.
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
- Unanticipated Problem-Adverse Event Form
- Statement of Confidentiality
- Example Letter of Support/Site Approval
- International IRB questions
- Application to Use PHI in Research
IRB Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
Additional IRB Resources
- Training for Community – non-research team members
- 2015-2016 IRB Meeting dates
- New! 2014-2015 DSM Report
- IRB Guidance on Class Projects (Is this Research?)
- Using Eraser to Securely Erase Data
- The Common Rule (45 CFR 46)
- The Belmont Report
- Cone Health Document
- IRB Member Roster
- Required Elements of Recruitment
- IRB Authorization Agreement with Moses Cone
- ITS – Top 10 Safe Computing Practices
- Helpful NSF and the Common Rule of Research with Human Subjects
- NEW! 2015 International Compilation of Human Research Standard
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.