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.
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 [email protected]. Expected timelines related to this process can be found in the Application to Utilize Human Subjects. This application form and supporting templates can be found in the IRB folder in WebbConnect.
Amdur, R. (2003). Institutional review board handbook. Boston: Jones and Bartlett. Bankert, E.A., & Amdur, R.J. (2006). Institutional review board: Management and function (2nd. ed.).Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Hilton, E. (2005). Working effectively with and within IRBs: A practical guide for investigators, sponsors, and IRB members. Hagerstown, MD: University Publishing Group.
Office for Human Research Protections
The following are basic learner instructions to logon to your CITI site for the first time. Please go to www.citiprogram.org to register for your CITI online training:
For questions related to using human subjects in research and the application to utilize human subjects process, email the Institutional Review Board Office – [email protected].
For animal research, or other research not involving human subjects, complete the Animal Welfare Research/Purchase Protocol form found in the Faculty Forms folder in WebbConnect.
Best wishes with your research!
If you or your faculty research advisor anticipate that your study requires full IRB review, please note the following deadlines for Spring 2021. As a reminder, level of review comes in the form of a recommendation from the faculty research advisor but is determined by the IRB office. If you have questions about the level of review of your proposed study, contact [email protected].
Obtaining permission to access GWU students or other personnel for outside research