IRB and the Office of Human Research Ethics
- September 10, 2019: Commercial IRB Utilization, IRBIS Update, and IRB Board Restructuring. Click here for more information…
- April 9, 2019: IRBIS System Update related to Automatic Creation of COI Disclosures & New Safety Information. Click here for more information…
- December 3, 2018: OHRE Announces new Director, Cassie Myers, CIP. Click here for more information…
- June 19, 2018: Effective July 3, 2018, the IRB is making a change to the review process of deviations that do not qualify as New Safety Information. Click here for more information…
- For older items, see News section
- December 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- December 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- January 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Clinical and Translational Research Center
- January 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Davis Library
Introduction to Human Research Subject Protection at UNC
Last year, over one million people took part in research studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Who are these participants, who is studying them and why? Read more…
The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that involves human subjects. OHRE supports and oversees the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
IRB Boards A through F review research in a wide variety of areas:
- Biomedical Research: School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, UNC Hospitals, and research in other units that involves biomedical interventions. Expertise is focused on medical, surgical, physiological or pharmacological studies. Includes research with drugs, devices, counseling, or other interventions. Studies that require dental or oncology expertise are reviewed by Biomedical Boards B or D.
- Behavioral and Public Health-Nursing Research: such as psychology, child development, education, anthropology, information and library science, social work, journalism, and many other disciplines under Academic Affairs, as well as studies from the School of Public Health, School of Nursing, nursing-related studies at UNC Hospitals, non-medical research from the Injury Prevention Research Center, Carolina Population Center, Health Promotion Disease Prevention, and Sheps Center. Expertise is focused on research in behavioral and social sciences, the humanities, epidemiology and other research in a public health or nursing context.
- As well as expertise in reviewing Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks to Subjects or Others (UPIRSO) and other compliance issues, Humanitarian Use Devices (HUDs), emergency research on single patients under a single subject treatment IND.