The Georgia College Institutional Review Board (GC IRB) provides oversight for all research projects conducted by Georgia College students, faculty, and staff that involve humans as participants. As part of our oversight, our goals are two-fold:
Goal #1: Provide guidance for new and ongoing research projects of GC students, faculty, and staff to ensure that such projects are conducted in line with established federal and local policies
Goal #2: Educate the GC community about the ethical conduct of research broadly, including keeping researchers at all levels abreast of evolving guidelines
In the service of goal #1, all research involving human participants conducted at Georgia College or by Georgia College faculty, staff, or students must be reviewed and approved by the GC IRB before the research can begin. For information about obtaining such approval, check out the "submission information" page. You can also jump directly to the GC IRB Portal by clicking here.
In service of goal #2, all investigators that will be involved in research with human participants must provide evidence that they have had research ethics training within the last three years. Currently, GC IRB accepts two online training programs for this requirement -- one offered by the NIH and one offered by CITI. Also in service of goal #2, the GC IRB will keep the GC community updated as to changes in the guidelines provided by the Office of Human Research Protection and any local policies and procedures that are in place.
Check here for timely IRB updates, information, and announcements.
IRB Chair: Sallie Coke
Past Chair: Whitney Heppner