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About the IRB

IBR report

As a publicly funded institution of higher education, Columbus State’s Institutional Review Board is responsible for providing a safe environment for human subject research at the College.

All research activities that involve the faculty, staff or students of Columbus State - including Masters and Doctoral projects - must be reviewed and approved in writing by the IRB before the research is initiated. IRB activities are administered by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness located in the GT Building.

Columbus State holds Federalwide Assurance (FWA) #00010584 from the Office for Human Research Protections in the Department of Health and Human Services. This is an agreement that Columbus State will conduct research according to the ethical principles detailed in the Belmont Report and the DHHS regulations 45 CFR Part 46.

The College’s IRB registration number is IRB00006185.

Important IRB Links


IRB Administrator
Thomas Lyons  
614 287-5987
Office of Institutional Effectiveness