Human Research Protections (IRB)

Important Notice Regarding COVID-19 and IRB Research

The Human Research Participant Protection Program provides assistance to investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct research involving human participants in accordance with the highest scientific and ethical principles.  The Institutional Review Board (IRB) provides research oversight and evaluation of the institution's research involving human participants by ensuring compliance with the ethical principles embodied in The Belmont Report and the College of Charleston policies and procedures.

COVID-19 Resources

Guidance Topics

Standard Operating Procedures


Note: Use the NEW eForm application system for all new applications to the IRB beginning 2/8/2021. Any applications currently under review can remain in the Legacy Application system. Modifications and final reports of previously-approved protocols must be submitted in the Legacy Application system, unless PI has initiated a transfer to new eForm system. Contact for assistance or to request a transfer of your protocol to the new eForm system.  


IRB Meetings and Membership

College of Charleston Policies and Procedures



Federalwide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects: #00000772

For further information contact
Research Protections and Compliance
Office of Research and Grants Administration
Office location: 407-G BellSouth Building