Committee on Research Affecting Human and Animal Subjects/Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Paine College has submitted to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) written assurances that it will comply with that agency’s policy for human protection in research as required by their compliance regulations. The assurance statement provides for the protection of human subjects participating in activities supported directly or indirectly by grants or contracts from the Department of Health and Human Services. By extension, the assurance from Paine College is that such protection will be provided in any research conducted by faculty or students of the College and involving facilities of the College. The assurance statement also stipulates the mechanisms by which such protection shall be guaranteed with regard to the rights and welfare of subjects, the risks vs. benefits to subjects, and the right and necessity of properly informed consent. Questionnaires and survey-type instruments come within the purview of human subject research.

In all cases, research may not proceed until authorized by Paine College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Please fill out the Research Protocol Approval Form. .

All application forms must be turned in by the second Monday of each month to be reviewed prior to the committee’s regularly scheduled meeting time of the third Monday of each month.

Please direct any questions to:

Academic Affairs
Attn: Chair, Institutional Review Board
Paine College
1235 15th Street
Augusta, GA, 30901