eIRB

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 Guidance

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 Policies & Procedures

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About

IRB Mission

The Mission of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) is to facilitate compliant research with human subjects.  This is accomplished through three primary goals:

  • 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 and other scholarly pursuits that are systematic and designed 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.

Any research with human subjects at NC State must go through the NC State IRB. Unauthorized use of external IRBs is not permitted.

FWA, IRB Registration & IORG

  • NCSU IRB FWA: 00003429
  • NCSU IRB Registration number: 00000330
  • NCSU IORG number: 0000200

Board Meetings

IRB Full Board Meeting: The IRB Full Board Committee meets on the first TUESDAY of every month to review studies requiring Full Board review/approval. Please submit studies requiring Full Board review no later than 4 weeks before intended review date. All researchers whose studies undergo Full Board review, are invited/encouraged to attend the committee meetings.

Contacts

IRB Director

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

IRB Coordinator

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

Institutional Official

  • Richard Best
  • Campus Box 7514
  • Raleigh, NC 27695
  • (919) 515-8754 – Phone
  • (919) 515-7721 – Fax
  • rebest@ncsu.edu

IRB Analyst

  • Mandy Driver
  • Campus Box 7514
  • Raleigh, NC 27695
  • (919) 515-7515 – Phone
  • (919) 515-7721 – Fax
  • ncsuirboffice@ncsu.edu

IRB Chair

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