Institutional Review Board

All research involving human subjects conducted at Georgia College or by Georgia College faculty, staff or students must be approved by the Georgia College Institutional Review Board before the research can begin.

Helpful Links:

Checklist for Submissions (PDF)
Checklist for Submissions (docx)
Project Continuing Review Form (PDF)
Project Closure Form (docx)
Code of Federal Regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects
NIH human ethics training course
IRB-Portal Submission Guide (PDF)
(Please read "Checklist for Submissions" first.)
GC-IRB Portal research submission system
CITI Training Course (to come)

IRB Board Members

  • Angel Abney, Mathematics
  • Flor Culpa-Bondal, Nursing
  • Sallie Coke, Nursing
  • Carrie Cook, Sociology
  • Nicole DeClouette, Special Education 
  • Jennifer Green, Mass Communication
  • Rui Kang, Secondary Education 
  • Doreen Sams, Marketing
  • Susan Steele, Nursing
  • Ginny VanRie, Special Education 
  • Jiaqin Yang, Management
  • Ashley Taylor, Psychological Science
  • Dana Wood, Psychological Science
  • Legal Affairs
  • Qiana Wilson
  • Community Member
  • Phyllis Parks-Veal, MD


Contact Information

IRB Chair: Tsu-Ming Chiang
Vice Chair: Whitney Heppner