Human Subjects (IRB)

The Mission of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) is three-fold: First, to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects through project review. Second, to foster compliance with institutional policy and federal regulations by facilitating institutional personnel’s efforts in utilizing living human subjects for research, education and other scholarly pursuits that are systematically designed and endeavoring to contribute to generalizable knowledge. Third, to provide education to institutional personnel on the ethical use of human subjects. Helping scientists and instructors to be stellar stewards of the trust of our human subjects is of paramount concern.

  • Human Subject Ethics Training: Please consider taking the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a free, comprehensive ethics training program for researchers conducting research with human subjects.
  • Basic information for researchers: Helpful hints and introduction to help you navigate IRB review. Read this before you create an IRB submission.
  • Meetings: The IRB meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
  • IRB Coordinator

    • Jennie Ofstein
    • Campus Box 7514
    • Raleigh, NC 27695
    • (919) 515-8754 – Phone
    • (919) 515-7721 – Fax
    • irb-coordinator@ncsu.edu
  • IRB Administrator

    • Debra Paxton
    • Campus Box 7514
    • Raleigh, NC 27695
    • (919) 515-4514 – Phone
    • (919) 515-7721 – Fax
    • debra_paxton@ncsu.edu
  • IRB Chair

    • Dr. Samuel Snyder
    • Campus Box 7801
    • Raleigh, NC 27695
    • (919) 513-4328 – Phone
    • (919) 515-5901 – Fax
    • sssnyder@ncsu.edu
  • IRB Chair

    • Dr. Thomas A Birkland
    • Campus Box 8115
    • Raleigh, NC 27695
    • (919) 513-1837 – Phone
    • (919) 515-7856 – Fax
    • tom_birkland@ncsu.edu