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

IRB - Student Corner

Thanks to the hard work of Morgan Coyle, we now have a page that can help answer student researcher's questions in regards to Human Subject Research. ...

Webinar on Pediatric Risk in Research UPDATED WITH LOCATION

If you conduct research with children (under 18), consider attending this webinar on September 18 at 1pm at the Leon Levine Health Sciences building r...

IRBIS - RAMSES - AIR Servers - Service interrupted (8/22/19)

UNC experienced a network outage last night and they are working to get thing stable again. As a result, access to our ERA systems such as IRBIS, RAMS...

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.