The GGC Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews proposals for research that involve human subjects to ensure that all research at GGC or by researchers affiliated with GGC will be conducted in an ethical manner.
Research procedures must comply with federal regulations and other published guidelines. In particular, the GGC IRB is committed to being certain that research conducted at, by and for Georgia Gwinnett College:
- Is done with the voluntary consent of participants who are properly informed about the purpose, risks, and benefits of the study;
- Protects the privacy and dignity of participants;
- Minimizes the risk to study participants while maximizing the study’s benefits;
- Uses equitable procedures for recruitment and selection of participants so that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin or any other factor; and
- Is sensitive to the setting in which it takes place.
- The Course Exempt / Expedited Form
- Do I need to Fill Out the IRB Application?
- Ethics Certification
- Informed Consent
- IRB Application Form
CITI Program Training
CITI Program training needs to be updated every five (5) years.
We highly recommend electronic submission of IRB applications (alternative options if portal is not working). At the moment, the portal does not allow electronic submission of other types of applications, so we accept the following forms:
- IRB Submission Form (Word doc) – only use if portal is down
- Unaffiliated Investigator Form (Word doc)
- Course-related Form (Word doc)
- Renewal Form (Word doc) – submit modification memo with this form
- Modification Memo (Word doc)
- Completion of Study Report (Word doc)
- Sample IRB application (PDF)
Almost all applications require an informed consent form. We recommend the following sample consent form (Word doc).