IRB to conduct limited reviews June 29- July 3

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 1:06pm
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 - 3:45pm
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 - 2:09pm
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...
Effective July 1 2014, we have a Health Risk Assessment requirement for all students working with animals who have paid their health fees.  Students will be required to complete the CITI training, the OHS training announced on June 13, and to...

OHS Program Changes for IACUC

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 1:28pm
Effective July 1, 2014, we will be rolling out OHS elements for our IACUC program: 1. Risk awareness and 2. Risk assessment. Please visit our online training page under "Animals" for more information.

Updated CITI training instructions

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:24pm
In summer 2013, the CITI training site underwent a signficant format transformation  We have posted new instructions for training requirements and CITI training instructions on the training pages for: Humans (IRB) Animals (IACUC) Biosafety (...

New IRB consent forms available

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:02pm
Human Subjects Researchers take note--we have updated the following consent templates: Biomedical research SBER research Interviews Focus Groups These were updated to include permission for photography/videography of the participants and in some...

IRB no longer sending hard copies of letters

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 10:03am
In an effort to streamline operations, the IRB will no longer send paper copies of approval or closure letters. You will continue to receive letters via emails. If you have any questions, please contact the IRB office at

New procedure for closing IRBs

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 3:24pm
If you are conducing IRB approved research and your study is complete, there is a new procedure for notifying the IRB (to stop all those pesky reminder letters):  Researchers closing studies that were reviewed via expedited review or full board...


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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