Institutional Review Board


The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) requires that all members of the University’s Human Participants Institutional Review Board and any individual conducting and/or supervising federally-funded research involving human participants complete a program of instruction on the responsible treatment of human participants.  All Investigators, Students, and Faculty Mentors who are conducting human participants research are required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program (CITI) on-line training course prior to submitting a research application protocol.  In addition, all Investigators, Key Study Personnel, Students, and Faculty Mentors must maintain a current education certificate on file with the IRB office. Certificates for all Investigators and Faculty Mentors are considered valid for three years. Certificates for Students must be renewed annually.

Follow the link to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program (CITI)  On-Line Course. You will need to register (registration is free). Once you have completed the tutorial, submit the certificate by email to the IRB office.



Contact Us

Chair of the IRB: Dr. Kimberly Wear
(336) 841-9246


Complete each section of the appropriate form (no handwritten forms). Email the form and any supporting documentation necessary to Signatures should be scanned and included as part of the electronic submission if possible.

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