Welcome to the Institutional Review Board

The UNC Asheville Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an ethics committee that is tasked with reviewing, approving, and monitoring research and classroom activities that involve the use of human subjects (for animal subjects, contact the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee). 

Our primary goal is to protect the rights and welfare of individuals who participate as subjects in academic research or in classroom-based student projects

UNC Asheville must meet federal regulations from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services that pertain to activities involving human subjects. These are based on Part 46 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. In addition, UNC Asheville has a university mandate to assure that the welfare and rights of students who are involved in classroom research projects are safeguarded. The purpose of this site is to enhance your communication between the Board and the campus community, while facilitating access to regulations, policies, procedures, and forms related to human subject research.