Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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Full AAHRPP Accreditation The Institutional Review Board is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research under the auspices of the institution with which it is affiliated. The University’s program on human research protection is based on the three basic ethical tenets of respect for persons, beneficence and justice, and the application of these tenets set forth in the Belmont Report, issued in 1979 by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.

Georgia State University’s Institutional Review Board will apply these tenants to all human subjects research, regardless of funding.


CITI Training: Social/Behavioral Basic Course to Change Jan. 5:
Effective Jan. 5, 2015, the CITI Program will replace its Introduction (757) module for the Social Behavioral – Basic Course (required training for individuals conducting human research in social/behavioral fields). Learners will need to complete the full Social Behavioral – Basic Course (all 12 modules) before Jan. 5, 2015, to include the current Introduction 757 module in their credit. If they do not complete the full course before Jan. 5, 2015, the credit for any of the other 11 completed modules will remain, but they will need to complete the new Introduction module 1127 as the Introduction module 757 will no longer be in the course. If you have completed the entire Social Behavioral – Basic Course (all 12 modules including the Introduction 757 module) before Jan. 5, 2015, and your training is current, no action is required. Note: This training only applies to individuals conducting human research in social/behavioral fields as required by the IRB.

Access to iRIS:
The new human research protocol management system, iRIS, is now in operation. All IRB submissions should now be through the new system. iRIS may be accessed by going to and using your Campus ID and Campus ID password. All tutorials and guides on how to use iRIS may be found at the iRIS Training Portal. One-on-one training is available at the Exchange Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact the Exchange at For technical assistance with the new system please contact the Help Desk either at or by calling 404-413-HELP (4357). For questions regarding your application, please contact the IRB office.

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