GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY
Institutional Research Board
What the Institutional Review Board Is and Is Not Research involving the use of humans as research participants falls under the supervision of the Georgia College & State University Institutional Review Board (IRB). Here, research is restricted to the systematic investigation of questions designed to develop or contribute to generalized knowledge, involving the collection of data from or about living human beings. The IRB does not review research utilizing published or publicly available documents or research on elected or appointed public officials or candidates for public office. Research involving the use of animals as research participants falls under the review of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Do You Need the Institutional Review Board (IRB)? If you answer YES to any of thee questions, you DO need the IRB.
- Do you use human subjects in your research?
- Do you conduct surveys with any persons or institutions outside of the GCSU community?
- Do you use members of the GCSU community outside of your own classes?
- Are your subjects under 18 years old?
- Do you plan to publish the results of your project?
- Have you been contacted by any persons outside of GCSU who wish to use members of the GCSU community as research subjects?