Student Affairs

Research Involving Human Subjects (IRB)

Winston-Salem State University IRB Process

Winston-Salem State University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is the committee responsible for ensuring the protection of human subjects partnering in research studies at Winston-Salem State University. The IRB is charged with this task while facilitating research that is consistent with long-standing ethical principles and federal, state and university regulations. All research that involves human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to initiation.

1. Review the WSSU IRB MANUAL (located under WSSU IRB Policies).

2. Complete required CITI training.

3. Apply either via hard copy or email. For all Application Documents, please refer to the panel to the right. Researchers from all departments will need to submit their applications on paper or via email to the Compliance Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Email your complete application to for a pre-review. The Compliance Officer will email the results of the preview generally 5 to 7 business days after submission. Once the pre-review is complete, deliver or mail your completed application and a signed and dated cover application to the Compliance Officer in C117B Anderson. If a scanner is available, you may send your completed application by fax to OSP (336-750-2412).

4. Once the Compliance Officer receives the completed application with all appropriate signatures and supporting documents, the IRB will review the submission and Compliance Officer will email the results of the IRB review generally 7 business days after the review. The official IRB letter of approval, conditions of approval, and informed consent will follow.

5. Use the WSSU IRB Amendment Form to submit any modifications to the approved protocol (located under the Application Documents).

6. Approvals are usually valid for 1 year. Before the approval term expires, submit an IRB Continuing Review or Closure Document (located under the Application Documents).

7. Retain IRB records and accompanying documentation for as long as they are scientifically useful.

IRB Contact Information

IRB Chair
Naomi Hall-Byers, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology
103 East Modular
Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
office: (336) 750-8800

Compliance Officer
Stephanie Evans
Office of Sponsored Programs
Room C117B, Anderson Center
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
office: (336) 750-2982
fax: (336) 750-2412

Meetings for the SPRING 2014 Semester are every 3rd Thursday of the month in Anderson C016 or Chancellor's Dining Room. All IRB applications requiring a FULL BOARD review are due in the Compliance Office Anderson C117) 2 weeks prior to meeting date.

January 31, 2014

February 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

April 17, 2014

May 15, 2014 (Last meeting if the semester)

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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