The Institutional Review Board (IRB) established by Greenville University serves to assure that research on human subjects is planned and carried out in accordance with certain ethical principles and federal regulations.  All Greenville University faculty, students, and employees conducting research projects that fall under the auspices of any department within the college, and which involve human subjects must submit their research protocol to the IRB for review and approval prior to commencing the project.  Greenville University recognizes and accepts the responsibility to protect the rights and human welfare of research participants, and has developed these policies in accordance with the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. 

A. If you are not a current student or employee of GU, and wish to conduct research on our campus and/or involving our students and/or employees, follow this link to the Administrative Review of External Research Projects form. Complete the form, and attach all requested materials for your project. Your project will be reviewed by the IRB director, and you will be notified of the next steps to follow.

B. If you are a current GU student or employee and wish to conduct a research project on our campus and/or involving our students and/or employees, there is an application and review process to follow. Log in to Campus Services to view the IRB Policy and research application forms. IRB forms available to view include the following: Required Training in Human Subjects Research, IRB Exempt Form, and the Expedited Form. Log in to Campus Services here - Navigate the solutions pages to find: Institutional Research > Institutional Review Board-IRB Forms and Policies.

There are several ways you can reach out to the office for assistance:

            We are using Campus Services, so you will receive an automatic email response from Campus Services.