We hope that you find the information on this page to be helpful to you, your research team, and your study participants. Links on this page will take you to a file or website. Credit and citations for author organizations/agencies should be given accordingly. If you encounter broken links, please contact the IRB Director at .

  • The US Department of Health and Human Services website provides information on determining level of review for your study. Recall that interpretation of federal policy and guidance is ultimately the responsibility of the IRB, not the investigator.
  • Email to request a class visit, department/program meeting visit, or consultation from the IRB Director or a member of the IRB’s Education and Outreach Committee.
  • View the federal Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP)’s YouTube page, which contains helpful videos on the federal regulations and guidance.

Lynchburg College Resources

Community-Based Research at Lynchburg College

Student Scholar Showcase at Lynchburg College

Research Standards and Ethical Codes

Commonly Used Research Terms from CITI Program

OHRP Information on the Belmont Report

OHRP Information on the Common Rule

World Medical Association Listing of the Declaration of Helsinki

45 CFR 46

Federal Drug Administration Human Subjects Information

National Institutes of Health Bioethics Brochure

Topics for Investigators

Emergency Medical Care and Research: OPRR Letter (1991)

Financial Conflict of Interest: HHS Guidance (2004) (PDF – 85 KB)

Investigator Responsibility FAQs (PDF – 44 KB)

Reviewing and Reporting Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks to Subjects or Others and Adverse Events: OHRP Guidance (2007) (PDF – 180 KB)

Reviewing and Reporting Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks to Subjects or Others and Adverse Events (Video)

Withdrawal of Subjects from Research: Data Retention and Other Related Issues: OHRP Guidance (2010) (PDF – 45 KB)

Information about Vulnerable Populations

AIDS Research, Guidance for IRBs (1984)

Certificates of Confidentiality – Privacy Protection for Research Subjects: OHRP Guidance (2003) (PDF – 18.9 KB)

Children: Information on Special Protections for Children as Research Subjects

Children Involved as Subjects in Research: Guidance on the HHS 45 CFR 46.407 (“407”) Review Process (2005) (PDF – 113 KB)

Children: Research with Children FAQ (PDF – 69 KB)

HIV Serostatus, Informing Those Tested, PHS Policy (1988)

HIV Serostatus, Sex-Partner Notification, PHS Policy (1990)

Prisoner Research Certification

Prisoner Research: OHRP Guidance (2003) (PDF – 67 KB)

Prisoner Research FAQ (PDF – 69 KB)

Research Involving Vulnerable Populations (Video)

Information for Potential Research Subjects

Becoming a Research Volunteer brochure – in English (PDF)*

Becoming a Research Volunteer brochure – in Spanish (PDF)*

*These brochures have a place for the IRB contact information. Please place our email address in that space: .