Human Subjects: Institutional Review Board (IRB)

About the IRB

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THE IRB REGULATIONS CHANGED ON JANUARY 19.  Please scroll to What's New for updates and explanations.

The IRB is registered with the Office for Human Research Protection with the Federal-wide Assurance #FWA00001076 which provides assurance that the University will comply with applicable federal laws and regulations related to research with human participants. Before participants are recruited or data is collected about human participants, the IRB must review and approve all research, regardless of funding, conducted by Appalachian State University faculty, staff or students.

Regulatory Information
Appalachian FWA number: FWA00001076
Expires: November 8, 2022
Appalachian HHS IRB Registration number: IRB00001458


What's New

IRBIS And AIR offline after 5pm today (6/25/2019)

Hello,Our ERA-systems (including IRBIS and AIR) will be offline today starting at 5:00 pm for about 4 hours for some updates. You will be unable to ac...

No IRB Meeting in June

Our IRB will not convene in June. Any proposals that are submitted will be reviewed during the July meeting.Please plan accordingly....

CITI now offering Audio-Visual modules

CITI has storted offering some audio-visual modules as part of their online courses. Initially some of these modules will online be available in the&n...

IRB Contact Information

  • Institutional Official: Dr. Ece Karatan
  • IRB Chairperson: Dr. Andrew Shanely
  • IRB Administrator: Ms. Robin Tyndall, (828) 262-2692,, 374 JET
  • IRB Assistant: Ms Monica Molina,
  • IRB Compliance Coordinator: Dennis Gabriels, (828)-262-2721
  • Address: IRB, Research Protections, ASU Box 32174, Boone, NC 28608

IRB Forms

Access IRBIS to complete an online application. Other forms, such as exemption and consent forms, can be downloaded from the IRB Forms page.