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. The IRB provides a scientific and ethical review for each research project. The IRB has one subcommittee (the Resident/Allied Health Research Review Subcommittee) which 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.