Appalachian State University's Office of Research Protections launches the Student Corner for Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB). Click here to check it out! Honors senior and Chancellor's Scholar Morgan Coyle headed the creation of the FAQs and linked guidance documents in the Student Corner. Morgan is a double major in psychology and philosophy who started working in the Office of Research as an intern in the summer of 2018 and is now the IRB assistant. Coyle reports that,
"When I started in the Office of Research...there were no IRB guidance documents for student researchers available on our website. Because of my experience as an Honors student and a psychology major, I knew a lot of people (including myself) who either had submitted or would in the future submit an IRB application. Since the process of applying for IRB review can be a difficult one to navigate, I have been working over the past year to prepare guidance for the website that would help student researchers prepare for the IRB process. I am very happy to say that the Student Corner section of the IRB website is officially up! Currently, it only consists of ten FAQs along with links to relevant guidance documents, but I am planning to continue working on student-focused guidance to put on the website in the future."