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Upcoming IRB Basics Workshops

IRB Basics Part 1: Introduction to the IRB Process at NC State (2/4 at 10am, 2/14 at 10am, 3/2 at 2:30pm, or 4/8 at 10am)

IRB Basics Part 2: Handling Your Data & Assessing Risks and Benefits (2/18 at 10am, 3/25 at 10am, or 4/22 at 10am)



Upcoming IRB Topical Workshops

Using Secondary Data in Research (3/2 at 10am or 4/8 at 2pm)

Department of Defense (DoD) Affiliated Research Projects (3/11 at 10am or 4/13 at 2pm)

Research Collaborations (3/30 at 10am)

When Research and Normal Educational or Evaluation Practices Overlap (4/15 at 2pm)

Research in Online Spaces and Use of Digital and Social Media (3/16 at 10am)



Psychology Students eIRB Application Training

Join our in-person training at Administrative Services III just for psychology graduate students who have completed the workshop prerequisites. Attendees will receive a priority application review for one week. The next session will be on April 6, 2020 at 1pm.

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NC State IRB Mission

The mission of the NC State IRB office is to advocate for and protect human subjects participating in research through working with investigators in facilitating ethical and compliant research. The IRB values beneficence, justice, and respect for persons and operationalizes these values through practicing transparency, collaboration, education, and communication with researchers and participants.

What We Do and How We Do It

We review all proposed research through the lenses of ethics and compliance before it is implemented by NC State researchers. Our office maintains common sense administrative policies to promote the efficient and effective review of all proposed research involving humans. We educate and train others in practical ethics, legal compliance, and social justice as it relates to research with humans – including minimizing risks and maximizing benefits. We intervene, when necessary, in research to serve as a participant advocate and an accountability board.



Brad Collins
IRB Analyst
(919) 515-4514


Carter Church
IRB Coordinator for Administration

Yael Allen
IRB Coordinator for Outreach and Education

Complex and Difficult

Jennie Ofstein
IRB Director
(919) 515-8754


Dr. Thomas A Birkland
Campus Box 8115
Raleigh, NC 27695
(919) 513-1837


Richard Best
Campus Box 7514
Raleigh, NC 27695
(919) 515-0158


Mailing Address
Campus Box 7514
Raleigh, NC 27695

Physical Address
Administrative Services III
2701 Sullivan Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695

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.

IRB Numbers

  • FWA Number: 00003429
  • Registration Number: 00000330
  • IORG Number: 0000200