Institutional Review Board

Welcome to the Carilion Clinic IRB

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with reviewing all research protocols involving humans to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Before research can be conducted by Carilion employees or at Carilion facilities, it must be reviewed and approved by the IRB. Carilion Clinic has established two IRB committees composed of members from a variety of medical and scientific backgrounds. The IRB members are appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The work of the IRB Committees is supported and administered by the Department of Biomedical and Research Ethics.

Contact Us about Deadlines for IRB Review
Carilion Clinic IRB
2001 Crystal Spring Avenue, Suite 202
Roanoke, VA 24014

Important News:


IRB Training Series:  The Informed Consent Process, from the IRB to the Participant
6/9/17 at 7:00 am
Riverside 1 4th Floor Education Conference Room
Please RSVP to


IRB Training Series:  How to Write an IRB-Approvable Protocol
2/1/17 at 7:00 am
Riverside III 3rd Floor Conference Room 3A
Please RSVP to


Please note that after 1/1/17, all IRB submissions must include completed Humans Subjects Protections training through for ALL team members listed on the IRB application.  If a team member has not completed the appropriate CITI training at time of submission, the IRB application will be returned to you as incomplete and will NOT be processed by the IRB.  You will then have the option to remove the team member and resubmit, or resubmit once all team members have taken the training. 

This new policy is being implemented to encourage the completion of training before the writing of the IRB application so that all researchers have a basic understanding of ethical conduct of research and research regulations when designing and writing the study.  In addition, this will reduce IRB turnaround times as the IRB will not need to hold an application approval until CITI training is completed, and those studies whose team members have completed training will receive priority for IRB review. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.