Thank you for visiting the website for the Augusta University IRB. This page contains basic information about the IRB.
The purpose of the Augusta University IRB is to perform ethical review of proposals for human subject research, and to provide leadership in the development of and education on policies and procedures for the responsible and ethical conduct of human subject research. The primary concern of the Augusta University IRB is the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research conducted at or by researchers affiliated with Augusta University.The Augusta University IRB shall be responsible for reviewing, taking action on, and monitoring all proposed research activities conducted by the students, faculty, staff, or other agents/affiliates of Augusta University based on current federal, state, institutional or other regulations regarding research and/or investigational activities in human subjects.
Membership reflects federal regulations for IRB membership as further stated in 45 CFR 46.107 – IRB Membership. The IRB Chair is responsible for making recommendations to the Sr. VP for Research and Institutional Official for faculty and community members of the Board. Members are appointed to the IRB for a one (1) year renewable appointment. Near the end of the appointed year, each member is evaluated regarding their service to the IRB.
Members of the Board are expected to attend all meetings. These meetings are scheduled once a month and are held in person. The average meeting time is about 2-3 hours depending on the amount of items for review.
The IRB Office offers a comprehensive new IRB member orientation and training program upon IRB member appointment to ensure all new IRB members are aware of their responsibilities and are able to complete their reviews in the electronic system, IRBNet.
Thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact me for additional information.
Angela M. Toole, MS, CIM
IRB Operations Manager
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office
p: (706) 721-9346 | f: (706) 721-1393