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.

Assurance Information

Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina
IRB Organization number: IORG0001064
FWA number: FWA00027456
Expires: September 19, 2028
IRB linked to this assurance: Appalachian State U IRB #1
IRB Registration number: IRB00001458


What's New

New Faculty Advisor Guidance

The IRB Office is excited to announce the addition of a Faculty Advisor Guidance tab to our website. This page includes guidance specifically for facu...

Cayuse IRB Form Changes

IRB Staff have made some changes to the Cayuse IRB Form to improve the quality of applications. Please be sure to read all questions carefully when fi...

Important Changes for Student IRB Applications

Beginning February 19th, 2024 the IRB will no longer accept new initial applications from student PIs. Student researchers will still be able to draft...

IRB Contact Information

  • Institutional Official: Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren
  • IRB Chairperson: Dr. Andrew Shanely,
  • IRB Coordinator: Morgan Coyle,
  • IRB Analyst: Willow M. Greene,
  • IRB Office:
  • Director of Research Protections: Shante' Mathes,
  • Address: IRB, Research Protections, ASU Box 32174, Boone, NC 28608