New Study Submissions Turnaround Times

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:45am
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...

Change in CITI requirement for Human Subject Research

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:32pm
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 - 8:36am
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 - 12:34pm
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...

IRB to conduct limited reviews June 29- July 3

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:06pm
The IRB office will be conducting limited reviews the week of June 29- July 3 due to limited staffing.  Thank you for your patience at this time.  

New IRB application is posted

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 2:45pm
The new IRB application has been posted as of 6-04-15 in place of the previous application.  When submitting, please be sure that you are using the correct one rather than an older copy.  For questions or feedback regarding the new...

It's coming...updated IRB application

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 1:09pm
The IRB is revising the application form for non-exempt reviews.  When published, we will announce to the research community.  Please note that the new revised version will be posted around June 1, 2015.
We have created a request form to aid students in retaining the PI rights to their invention or discovery, when created under self-directed work and not as part of contracted work or directed by Appalachian faculty or staff. Students using...


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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