The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is required by federal law to review and approve ALL research proposals that involve human subjects; that is, any research involving people including adults, children and infants. Special protections are accorded to minors, prisoners, pregnant women, and disadvantaged populations.
All research conducted at UNC Pembroke or by UNC Pembroke faculty, staff and/or students at any location (including research conducted as part of classroom exercises or course requirements) must undergo an IRB review and have a protocol application on file with the IRB Chair.
Some typical examples of human subjects research the IRB reviews:
If you plan to undertake research in any of these areas you must submit the IRB Protocol Application, found under the Forms and Guidelines link, and any supporting materials. Please email these forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send one signed hard copy to the IRB chair. You will be notified within 3 business days as to the level of review your protocol will require.
The IRB strongly reccomends that applicants read the information under Policies and Procedures prior to the submission of the IRB Protocol Application.
This website provides information about IRB policies, procedures, appeals and training opportunities.
If you are not sure about whether your project requires an IRB, please contact the IRB chair, Melanie B. Hoy at 910.775.4359 or email@example.com.
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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