CITI Training Refresher Course Due by January 12

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 5:04pm
Please remember to complete your CITI Training Refresher course by Tuesday, January 12, 2016.  Appalachian State University requires that researchers take a refresher course every three years from the date of initial training.

Holiday Break Schedule

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 10:13am
The Office of Research Protections will be closed from Monday, December 21, until Friday, January 1, 2016.  We will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016.  Any submissions received after Wednesday, December 16, will not be reviewed until the...

NPRM Comment Period Extended by 30 Days

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 9:51am
The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the comment period for the Protection of Human Subjects Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for 30 days, they will receive comments until January 6, 2016. 

The Office of Research Protections Has Moved!

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:52am
The Office of Research Protections has moved.  We remain in the same building and in the same suite, but we have changed offices.  Our new office numbers are as follows: Robin Tyndall, Room #376 and Monica Molina, Room #374. Unfortunately...

New Study Submissions Turnaround Times

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 10:45am
The IRB is currently experiencing a peak in volume of new submissions for both expedited and exempt reviews.  The turnaround review time is approximately 6 weeks for expedited reviews and 2 weeks for exempt reviews.  Please plan...
Please note the following change in training requirements for researchers using human subjects: In order to align more closely with generally-accepted standards, as well as promote ongoing awareness of the ethics involved in conducting human...

Welcome Monica Molina, Assistant Director!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 9:36am
Monica is the new Assistant Director of Research Protections. She graduated from New York Law School in 2001. Since graduation she has been employed in the legal, education, and research fields. She worked as a researcher at the University of Miami...
In preparation for the transition to the new online IRB submission system, effective July 8, all IRB approval letters will be sent via attached PDFs in emails from the IRB office only. We thank you for your patience at this time. IRB Administration

IRB System Change

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 1:34pm
In the upcoming months, the IRB will be switching to a new online submissions system to be rolled out in the Fall semester.  To prepare for this change, the IRB will be handling reviews offline, i.e. IRB review will be processed only through...
The Office of Research Protections will be providing limited service June 26-July 5.   For inquiries about IRB, IACUC, IBC, please contact the office at, or call us at 828-262-4060. For IP inquiries, please contact Kate Hoffman...


Director of Research Protections
Robin Tyndall

Assistant Director of Research Protections
Monica Molina

Assistant Director of IACUC and IBC Programs
Shante' Mathes

Compliance Coordinator
Dennis Gabriels

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