Our Institutional Review Board (IRB) assures research meets high standards of ethical conduct.
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.
Information Before You Begin
- IRB Guidelines
- IRB Instructions for Faculty
- IRB Instructions for Students
- Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts
- IRB FAQs
- CITI Program Information
- Application for Expedited or Full IRB Review
- Application for Exemption from IRB Review
- Sponsored Research by Other Institutions with UC Subjects
Dr. Calvin A. Lathan III
Chair of the UC IRB
Associate Professor School of Leadership
University of Charleston
IRB Correspondence & Submissions to: Electronically: firstname.lastname@example.org