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Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board

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The IRB (Institutional Review Board) is a federally mandated body established under the DHHS regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46). Its purpose is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of Clemson University (CU).

University policy requires that all research involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by CU's IRB office prior to initiation of the research. This requirement applies to all human subjects research conducted by faculty, staff, and students, on- and off-campus, regardless of the funding support, if any, for the project.

  • What are the IRB federal registration numbers?

    Federal Wide Assurance: FWA00004497
    Expires: 7/15/2025

    DHHS IRB Registration Number: IRB00000481
    Expires: 7/9/2023

  • What needs IRB review?

    University policy requires that all research involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by CU's IRB office prior to initiation of the research. This requirement applies to all human subjects research conducted by faculty, staff, and students, on- and off-campus, regardless of the funding support, if any, for the project.

    Please visit our "What Needs Review" page for more information on which studies meet the federal definition of "Human Subjects Research."

  • What IRB training is required?

    The IRB office accepts the human subjects training courses offered through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

    Please see the training page for more information on the required courses and the course titles.

  • What IRB documents are required for review?

    Some of the documents required are listed below but does not include an inclusive list. Please follow the instructions provided on the InfoEd eForm for each application type.

    • Information that will be used for recruiting participants (advertising messages).
    • Data collection tools/instruments.
    • Informed consent documents (use IRB template).
    • Site support letters, if applicable.

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