Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB's purpose is to regulate all research activities involving human subjects, ensuring that people who participate in research are treated ethically and in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations. Before research begins, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the background, training, and policies & procedures necessary for conducting research with human subjects. A more complete list of requirements for researchers can be found on the website for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

IRB Applications and Forms


Guidance on Conducting Research with Human Subjects & Review Procedures

Students recording

Valdosta State University's Institutional Review Board

Valdosta State University's Institutional Policies

Human Research Ethics: Background & Training