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

UNC-system server outages-IRBIS

Due to UNC-system wide server outages, access to IRBIS is currently limited and the processing of IRB applications will be delayed until the situation...

Research Protections' Updated Guidance Regarding COVID-19

We continue to monitor the changing impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on University operations, including continuity of research.  In conjunction w...

COVID-19 and Research Guidance

As Appalachian State University is preparing for the impact of COVID-19, the Office of Research is working in conjunction with University administrati...

IRB Contact Information

  • Institutional Official: Dr. Ece Karatan
  • IRB Chairperson: Dr. Andrew Shanely,
  • IRB Administrator:  Mr. Nat Krancus, (828) 262-4060,, 373 JET
  • 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.

IRB Meetings & Membership