Thank you for visiting the LC IRB online.

During the summer months, portions of our website are being updated/edited. If you wish to submit a proposal for review during summer months, contact the IRB to obtain the appropriate form(s): Dr. Sharon Foreman-Kready, Director, LC Institutional Review Board,


These links will take you to a PDF file or outside website. Note that these are publications of other organizations/agencies and credit should be given accordingly.

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

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: