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 Assurance and Registration Information- Alabama State University   

FWA# 00001366        Expires 12/02/2019   IRB # IRB00008171             

IRB Member Roster click here 

The IRB meets every 3rd Thursday. Click here for the schedule 

Institutional Review Board Research Protection Program Policies and Procedures click here 

Submitting Documents to the IRB

Before using the Institutional Review Board forms, checklists, and templates, please read the guidance on Submitting to the IRB by clicking here 

Click here to access all documents

Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)-Required Training in the Protection of Human Participants

It is the policy of the IRB that all personnel involved in the conduct of human participant research must receive training in the protection of human participants from Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI).

To access instructions for completing CITI click here

All materials must be submitted in one PDF file to the IRB electronically through


Alabama State University participates in multiple agreements that provide flexibility for researchers when working with collaborators at other institutions.  Institutions must formally rely on 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 requirements to route additional paperwork. For additional information on the SMART IRB process, go <> and select Alabama State University from the list.

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