Institutional Review Board
As a publicly funded institution of higher education, Columbus State’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) 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 (DHHS). 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.
Important IRB Links
- IRB - Standard Operating Procedures
- Columbus State Board Approved Policy (13-08)
- Columbus State Board Approved Procedure (13-08)(C)
- Federal Regulations on Human Subjects Research (45 CFR 46)
- U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services Office for Human Research Protections - About Research Participation
- Columbus State's Federalwide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects