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

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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

Revised Common Rule / Final Rule


Committee Members

  • Willis Lewis, Chair, College of Business Administration
  • Jared Androzzi, Richard W. Riley College of Education
  • Tara Collins, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Nick Grossoehme, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Hope Johnson, Dacus Library
  • Claudia O'Steen, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • 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

All meetings are at 11:00 a.m.  Protocol due dates apply only to applications requiring Full Board review.  Expedited and Exempt reviews are conducted on an on-going basis.

Fall 2019
September 17, 2019 (Protocols due September 10)
October 8, 2019 (Protocols due October 1)
November 12, 2019 (Protocols due November 5)

Spring 2020
February 4, 2020 (Protocols due January 28)
March 10, 2020 (Protocols due March 3)
April 14, 2020 (Protocols due April 7)

Summer 2020
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 may be expedited 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 (Effective 1/21/2019 the Revised Common Rule course is also required.)
  • 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: 10/30/19