The Reynolda Campus Institutional Review Board (IRB) protects the rights and welfare of human participants involved in research conducted under the auspices of Wake Forest University, in accordance with its Federal-wide Assurance and 45 CFR §46.
Are you conducting the activity to answer a specific research question or to permit conclusions to be drawn?
Do you have an objective and a set of systematic procedures to reach that objective?
Are you trying to develop or contribute to knowledge that may be applied more broadly?
If you answered “yes” to all three of these questions…
If you answered “yes” to questions 1 and 2 OR 1 and 3—your activity is human subjects research and requires IRB approval. If you answered “maybe” to any questions, your activity could be human subjects research and may require IRB approval.
Don’t risk noncompliance with University policy or federal regulations! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance and documentation of the determination. Remember, only the IRB can make this determination.
Note: You may not start your human subjects research until your protocol has been officially reviewed and approved by the IRB.
To watch a quick instructional power point, click here. Getting My Research Started
IRB meetings are second Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5:00 pm, Room 304 Reynolda Hall.
Please note that most applications (those that qualify for Exempt or Expedited level review) can be submitted anytime and are reviewed in the order submitted. Applications to be reviewed by the Full Board must be submitted at least one week before the meeting date to be considered for the agenda.
IRB meetings are routinely scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5:00 pm, Room 304 Reynolda Hall. If there are no agenda items requiring Full Board review, the meeting may be cancelled.
IRB, c/o ORSP
306 Reynolda Hall
Wake Forest University-Reynolda Campus
PO Box 7528
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7528