Institutional Review Board

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Protection of Human Subjects in Research

NOTICES
(7-2-18) Progress Notice - VT-IRB/WIRB collaboration to address IRB backlog (Click Here)

(3-5-18) Notice regarding revised IRB submission processing times and an alternative, potentially faster, IRB review pathway (Click Here)

(1-29-18) Revised Guidance addressing the New NIH Single IRB (sIRB) Policy for Multi-Site Research

The Virginia Tech IRB is currently unable to serve as the sIRB for multi-site studies. The VT IRB will work with principle investigators to choose from several options, including the use of an approved independent or commercial IRB.

  • To view updated Virginia Tech guidance regarding NIH's Single Institutional Review Boards (sIRB) policy, click here.
  • For more information on selecting an alternate sIRB, click here.

HOW MAY WE HELP YOU?
  • Researchers interested in completing an IRB application, assistance with the development of human subject forms (e.g., consent forms), and resources related to human research visit our Researchers webpage.
  • VT and non-VT persons may take the VT IRB Human Subject Protections Tutorial by visiting our VT IRB Tutorial webpage.
  • Virginia Tech's Federalwide Assurance number is FWA00000572, which expires on January 29, 2021. (learn more about the VT IRB)
  • Interested in free statistical service, research and education? LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides free statistical collaboration to all members of the VT community. (learn more)
  • View the links to the left for more information and options.

MISSION STATEMENT

Virginia Tech is committed to protecting the rights of and ensuring the safety of human subjects participating in research conducted by faculty, staff and students of the University and for research in which Virginia Tech is engaged. This commitment is vested in the Institutional Review Board for Research Involving Human Subjects (the IRB), and is guided by the ethical principles described in the “Belmont Report” and in applicable federal regulations.