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

  • Maria Aysa-Lastra, Chair, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kathy Davis, Richard W. Riley College of Education
  • Nick Grossoehme, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Hope Johnson, Dacus Library
  • Willis Lewis, College of Business Administration
  • Sandra Neels, 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
  • Acting Director, Grants and Sponsored Research Development, Ex-Officio Member

Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines

Fall 2018

  • September 18 (Protocols due by 5:00 p.m. on September 10)
  • October 16 (Protocols due by 5:00 p.m. on October 8)
  • November 27 (Protocols due by 5:00 p.m. on November 19)

Spring 2019

  • February 12 (Protocols due by 5:00 p.m. on February 4)
  • March 28 (Protocols due by 5:00 p.m. on March 21)
  • April 16 (Protocols due by 5:00 p.m. on April 8)

Summer 2019

  • 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 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. 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: 7/8/19