Research Involving Human Subjects (IRB)

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.

IRB Forms

  • Application for IRB Approval: Application for IRB protocol approval for the 1st time. Send a signed and dated cover application and your completed application by campus mail, email or fax to Stephanie Evans, Compliance Officer.
  • IRB Continuing Review/IRB Closure Form: Includes the appropriate forms for continuing review and approval of on-going projects. Forms must be submitted prior to the expiration of the original approval date. If you original approval date has past, please contact the Compliance Officer.
  • Informed Consent Templates : Writing an informed consent document is not straightforward, so we have prepared templates to follow when preparing your informed consent document, along with examples of informed consent document that meet the requirements of WSSU’s policy and Federal regulations. For more information, refer to the discussion of the informed consent process in the link above. An Informed Consent Checklist is available to help you make certain that you have covered all required areas of the consent process.
  • IRB Amendment Form