News of Note:

The effective date for the updates to the Common Rule governing Human Subjects Research has been postponed until July 19, 2018 by the Federal Office of Human Research Protections.  GSU has updated many of our IRB processes in preparation for implementing the new rules.  Some of the new tools will still be useful in the interim.

Keep up to date and access the latest forms and guidance on the GS New Common Rule Guide website.


The Office of Research Integrity oversees and directs research integrity activities on behalf of Georgia Southern University. The Office of Research Integrity works with oversight committees and boards to promote the ethical conduct of research.  The committees supported by this office include the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Our responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • reviewing research proposals and monitoring their progress to ensure the proper conduct of research is followed;
  • establishing policies, procedures, and regulations related to the prevention of research misconduct and the responsible conduct of research;
  • reviewing research misconduct investigation;
  • conducting policy analyses, evaluations and research to build the knowledge base in research misconduct, research integrity, and prevention and to improve Georgia Southern University research integrity policies and procedures




Office of Research Integrity • PO Box 8005, Statesboro, GA 30460 • General Inquiries: (912) 478-5465 • irb@georgiasouthern.edu