Georgia Tech (Central) IRB

The Central Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews most human subject research activities where Georgia Tech is engaged in the research.  Research being conducted at the Center for Brain Imaging is not reviewed by this committee.

The Central board is composed of faculty and administrators from Georgia Institute of Technology and representatives from the greater Atlanta community. Administrative support for the Board is provided by the Georgia Tech Office of Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA).

Specific forms relating to human subjects research under Central IRB review can be found on our Forms page.

IRB approval is required in advance for all research projects that include human subjects, regardless of funding source and regardless of whether the project is a subgrant or subcontract to or from another institution.

Please CLICK HERE to see a flowchart of the IRB Review Process.

The deadline for full board review is the 1st day of the meeting month for both IRB’s; however, in order to be added to that month’s agenda, the application MUST BE COMPLETE AND READY for review. Incomplete submissions, even if submitted by the 1st of the month, may not be added to the agenda.

Contact the IRB team for guidance and assistance or with questions about whether a study protocol requires IRB review.

Institutional Official
The President of Georgia Institute of Technology has delegated authority to Dr. Robert Butera, Vice President for Research Development and Operations, as the Institutional Official (IO) for Institutional Review Board purposes. He has the authority to legally commit Georgia Tech to meet federal regulatory requirements. The VPRDO/IO is responsible for appointing the Chair(s) of the Institutional Review Boards and board members, and he signs Georgia Tech's Federalwide Assurance.