Thank you for visiting the LC IRB Resources Web Page.
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 IRB-HS@lynchburg.edu.
- Click here to access 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.
- Click here 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.
- Click here to 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.