Winthrop University: Grants and Sponsored Research Development - Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Federal Wide Assurance Number: FWA00012546
  • IRB-IORG Registration Number: IORG0005181


Committee Members

  • Willis Lewis, Chair, College of Business Administration
  • Cliff Calloway, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Tara Collins, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeremy Lopuch, College of Education
  • Claudia O'Steen, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Diann Smothers, Dacus Library
  • Blaine Lahrs, Community Representative
  • Adrienne McCormick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Authorized University Representative, Ex-Officio Member
  • Kristin Smith, Interim Director, Grants and Sponsored Research Development, Ex-Officio Member

Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines

Protocol due dates apply only to applications requiring Full Board review.  Expedited and Exempt reviews are conducted on an on-going basis.

Fall 2020
October 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (Protocols due by October 1)
November 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (Protocols due by October 29)

Spring 2021
February 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (Protocols due by February 18)
April 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (Protocols due by April 1)

Summer 2021
Meetings will be held on an as-needed basis.

How to Request IRB Review

To request review of your proposed research project by the IRB, complete the Request for Review of Research Involving Human Subjects form, Informed Consent form, and other documents as related to your research. The signed and approved PDF of the protocol, including all attachments, must be submitted to Michele Smith, Grants and Sponsored Research Development, by the submission deadlines published above in order to be considered at that meeting if Full Board review is required. Protocols received after the submission deadline will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting. Protocols that may qualify for an exemption or that qualify for review under the expedited process are reviewed on an on-going basis.


CITI Training

All members of the research team, including the primary investigator, co-researchers, research assistants, and/or faculty advisors must complete CITI Human Subject training before submitting a protocol for IRB review.

  • Required Training Course for Faculty/Staff:  Basic or Refresher
  • Required Training Course for Undergraduate Students:  Undergraduate
  • Required Training Course for Graduate Students: Basic or Refresher

CITI Training Site [Instructions for CITI Training Site

Policies and Guidelines

Helpful Links

45CFR46: Protection of Human Subjects
Belmont Report
Declaration of Helsinki
Human Subject Regulations- Decision Charts

Last Updated: 9/14/20