Human Subjects Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guidance for All In-Person Research Protocols (Updated 3/22/2022)
IRB Office Closure
The NC State IRB office, like the rest of the University, will be closed on Monday, July 4th, 2022. The IRB office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.
COVID-19 and Human Subjects Research Guidance Updated (3/22/22)
We are still in the age of COVID-19 and, as such, the NC State IRB office provides guidance regarding research with human subjects that protects research participants, researchers, and the larger NC State community from COVID-19 risks. Researchers are expected to design their studies in such a manner that protects participants as much as possible.
Mandatory Training Requirements
Anyone on the research team that is involved in the recruitment process, consent process, implementation of interventions and other data collection processes, analysis of identifiable private data, or supervising a student researcher must provide the IRB proof of completion of human subjects training with their IRB application. Please review the linked guidance below. The training requirement applies to studies reviewed and approved at all levels, including exemptions. The training requirements vary depending on funding, collaboration, and the type of research proposed.
2021-2022 IRB Handbook
The IRB office has published a quick reference for students, faculty, and staff to IRB policies, processes, and guidances. The IRB Handbook is available to view throughout NC State Google Drive with the link below, as well as to download in several file formats.
The IRB workshops offered through the NC State University Libraries have concluded for the Spring 2022 semester. Fall 2022 workshops will be posted and open for registration mid-to late-August 2022. All workshops will remain remote for the accessibility and safety of all involved.
Drop-in Virtual Office Hours
Office hours have concluded for the Spring 2022 semester but will resume after the Fall 2022 semester commences. We will post the new office hours dates and times on the IRB website once they are finalized in August 2022. All office hours will remain virtual to maintain accessibility and safety for Wolfpack members.
NC State University IRB Mission
What We Do and How We Do It
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Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if the research participant concern/complaint form on the For Participants portal of the website is not accessible to you. The NC State IRB values and wants to hear from you.
Dr. Jennie Ofstein
Campus Box 7514
Raleigh, NC 27695
Administrative Services III
2601 Wolf Village Way, Suite 240
Raleigh, NC 27607
NC State IRB Registration Numbers
FWA: 00003429, IRB Board Registration: 00000330, and I-ORG: 0000200