Human Subjects: Institutional Review Board (IRB)

About the IRB

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All research involving human participants that is conducted by Appalachian State University faculty, staff, or students must, regardless of funding, receive IRB approval or an official exemption determination prior to the start of recruitment and data collection. Applications for IRB review or exemption must be submitted using the Cayuse Human Ethics product.

Regulatory Information
Appalachian FWA number: FWA00027456
Expires: October 31, 2023
Appalachian HHS IRB Registration number: IORG0001064


What's New

Cayuse - Human Ethics Training

We are offering Cayuse training sessions every Thursday from 10am-11am.  This training session will walk you through the creation of an IRB appli...

IRB Blackout

IRB blackout period from April 18th to May 2nd due to transfer from IRBIS to Cayuse for IRB submissions. Starting with April 18th users will not ...

IRB Questions - Please send to

Hello All,Nathanael has moved on to a new opportunity and is no longer employed at Appalachian State. Please send your questions and other communicati...

IRB Contact Information

  • Institutional Official: Dr. Ece Karatan
  • IRB Chairperson: Dr. Andrew Shanely,
  • IRB Coordinator: Morgan Coyle,
  • IRB Office:
  • Director of Research Protections: Vacant
  • Address: IRB, Research Protections, ASU Box 32174, Boone, NC 28608

IRB Forms

Access Cayuse Human Ethics product to complete an online application. See the IRB Forms and Consent Guidance and Templates pages for other forms, templates, and guidance documents.”