Institutional Review Board

Welcome

Welcome to the Gardner-Webb University Institutional Review Board (IRB). The Gardner-Webb University Institutional Review Board exists to support and monitor the ethical research of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and any other researchers requesting and/or requiring supervision. The IRB supports research ethics as described by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As an independent university, Gardner-Webb voluntarily adheres to the Common Rule (and now the Revised/Final Rule) of 45 CFR 46, the federal regulation governing research falling under the oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The primary role of the IRB is to protect the safety and welfare of human subjects.

Please review the following research approval flow chart for an overview of the research approval process at GWU. Completed and signed applications can be sent to irb@gardner-webb.edu. Expected timelines related to this process can be found in the Application to Utilize Human Subjects found under the Submit an Application heading.

GWU Research Approval Flow Chart

GWU Research Approval Flow Chart

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Please email questions to the Institutional Review Board Office at irb@gardner-webb.edu.