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University of Charleston Institutional Review Board

All research with human subjects carried out by University of Charleston faculty and/or students must be approved by the UC IRB. No research involving human subjects may begin without express written consent from the University of Charleston’s (UC) Institutional Review Board (IRB).

All Investigators must complete or have completed the National Institutes of Health (NIH)  training course “Protecting Human Research Participants”, within the past 3 years.  A current certificate for each investigator must be submitted with each application.

The IRB meets quarterly (August, November, February, and May). Special Meetings may be called on an as needed basis.

The following documents detail the procedure for submitting an application for approval of a research project.  If you have concerns, please contact Dr. Juliana Serafin at:

Information Before You Begin

Application Forms

Compliance Reports

Contact Information

Chair of the UC IRB
Dr. Juliana Serafin
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

IRB Correspondence & Submissions

Electronically to: 

Paper Copies to:
Institutional Review Board, UC-Charleston Box 9