ASU Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Welcome to Alabama State University Institutional Review Board (IRB).The Institutional Review Board works in collaboration with the research community to maintain an ethical and compliant research program. The IRB is the independent review committee charged with the protection of human research subjects. The IRB must review all research and related activities involving human subjects conducted at Alabama State University prior to any data collection.IRB Member Roster click here.

The New Common Rule has been delayed and it will be effective on January 19, 2019. There are three burden-reducing provisions in the revised Common Rule that Alabama State University will implement during the delay period. To see how the ASU will implement the New Common Rule click here.

IRB Assurance and Registration Information:  FWA# 00001366   Expires 12/02/2019  IRB # IRB00008171                             

Before using the IRB forms, checklists, and templates; please read the guidance on SUBMITTING to the IRB by clicking here.

Alabama State University participates in multiple agreements that provide flexibility for researchers when working with collaborators at other institutions.  

Institutions must formally rely on one another for IRB review utilizing an Institutional Agreement (IA). Alabama State University has taken the initiative to become a member of SMART IRB. SMART IRB is a platform which institutions may use to rely upon each other for IRB review.  By utilizing SMART IRB, additional agreements are not necessary between multiple sites, thereby reducing requirement to route additional paperwork.  For additional information on the SMART IRB process, please contact the IRB.

If the research is not using SMART IRB, then a reliance agreement is needed. The forms below are for when Alabama State University is the IRB of record (Reviewing IRB) for another site (Relying IRB).

IRB Reliance Agreement- ASU Reviewing IRB click here. 

IRB Reliance Agreement-Ceding Review click here.