An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established to review research involving human subjects. All research that involves humans as participants requires IRB review and approval prior to initiation of the study. The primary purpose of IRBs is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research under their authority. ETSU has established two IRBs to review research from the Main Campus, Medical Campus, and Quillen VA Medical Center. The ETSU/VA Medical and Campus IRBs are an important part of ETSU's Human Research Protection Program.
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The IRB Chairs, Coordinators, and Director will be attending a conference from December 4th-7th, 2023, which means the IRB will not review or approve any studies during the first week of December. Please schedule accordingly when working on your submission to the IRB. For any questions, please contact our office at 423-439-6053 or IRB@etsu.edu. Additional ETSU closures can be found below.
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