What Must the IRB Review?
Kennesaw State University requires prior review and approval to be obtained from the IRB for all research involving human participants, including plans to gather data from participants for master’s theses and other student projects. Any administration of a substance or stimulus, interview, test, use of records that identify living individuals, or observations of non-public behavior must be approved by the IRB.
The IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications (to secure approval), and disapprove research proposals and to suspend or terminate research that is not conducted in accordance with the IRB's requirements or that has been associated with any possible harm to subjects.
All researchers not affiliated with Kennesaw State University must request permission to recruit research participants on the Kennesaw State University campus. Click here to view information on how to apply for permission.
Student research involving human subjects cannot be conducted without supervision by a Faculty Advisor as well as IRB oversight.
IRB review standards are based on federal regulations and guidelines.
Does my project require IRB Review?
To determine if a research project requires IRB Review, use the IRB Oversight Decision Tree.
If the project requires IRB Review, follow the Application Instructions.
Many common issues are addressed by our Frequently Asked Questions and responses.
Contact the IRB Administrator for assistance.
Federal Wide Assurance
The KSU IRB holds a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) of Compliance with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) under number 00004584.
KSU's IRB is registered with OHRP under IRB00001072. Kennesaw State University’s FWA expires on August 4, 2016.