To ensure that research conducted by University of Charleston faculty, administrators, staff and students meets high standards of ethical conduct, UC has an active, legally constituted Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB reviews all research proposals, including student research proposals, at UC and acts to protect the physical, mental, emotional and social well-being of the human subjects involved in any such research.
The IRB also acts to ensure that research investigators are protecting the privacy of human research subjects and keeping collected data secure. To that end, online training for faculty, students and research collaborators engaging in Human Subject Research at the University of Charleston is provided through our subscription to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program (www.citiprogram.org).
The IRB meets quarterly (August, November, February, and May). Special Meetings may be called on an as needed basis.
The following documents detail the procedure for submitting an application for approval of a research project. If you have concerns, please contact Dr. Rebecca S. Linger at: firstname.lastname@example.org.