As a publicly funded institution of higher education, Columbus State’s Institutional
Review Board is responsible for providing a safe environment for human subject research
at the College.
All research studies, projects and surveys initiated and conducted by Columbus State
faculty, staff, students and managers; or those studies, projects and surveys utilizing
College faculty, staff, students and/or managers as subjects must be reviewed and
approved in writing or reviewed and acknowledged in writing (e.g. survey notification
and cooperative research) by the IRB before the research study, project or survey
is initiated. These research activities also include masters and doctoral projects.
Columbus State holds Federalwide Assurance (FWA) #00010584 from the Office for Human
Research Protections in the Department of Health and Human Services. This is an agreement
that Columbus State will conduct research according to the ethical principles detailed
in the Belmont Report and the DHHS regulations 45 CFR Part 46.
The College’s IRB registration number is IRB00006185.
IRB activities are administered by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.