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Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board

Welcome to the Cape Fear Valley Health Institutional Review Board (IRB). The role of the IRB is to provide educational leadership for research activities within the Health System and community while ensuring the protection of human research subjects. GME Research Program provides additional support to our residency and training programs by providing structured review and feedback to new researchers.

Use the Human Subjects Research Determination Worksheet for assistance on whether your project constitutes research involving human subjects, according to the regulatory definition and therefore requires review and determination or approval by the IRB.


Shawn Leming, BA, CIP
GME HRPP/IRB Administrator

Miranda van Tilburg, PhD
Research Director

GME Resident and Trainee Information

GME Resident and Trainee Information

The GME Research Program assists residents and students conducting scholarly activities which includes non-research activities and research activities. Please review the information below and contact the Research Program Administrator at for more information.


IRB Guidance HSR Training



Application Forms

Supplemental Application Forms

Informed Consent Templates

Guidance Library