Atlanta Metropolitan State College


Institutional Review Board

Welcome to the AMSC Institutional Review Board. On this website you will find the resources necessary to aid in obtaining the approval to conduct research at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. The process for obtaining IRB approval follows.

External IRB Requests

Step 1. Complete the full application packet (application form) which consists of  1. Projection Information Form 2. Investigator Agreement, and 3. Request for Exempt Status from Full Review Form (Optional). Please submit the full application packet as an e-mail attachment to

Step 2. Within five to seven business days, a member of the IRB Board will notify you of the status of your application approval.

Step 3. If approval, you will be required to submit a signed IRB Approval Form, which should be faxed to 404-756-4821 or scanned and emailed to

Step 4. An IRB member will contract you to arrange the logistics of conducting your research at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Please allow the IRB to make all arrangements prior to contacting subjects who might participate in the research study.

IRB Request(s) By AMSC Facutly, Students, Staff

Internal Request(s) - If IRB activities will be conducted on the AMSC compus, complete the AMSC applciation packet (application form). Submit the completed application to the IRB Committee Chair, Shayana Thomas (

External Request(s) - (Step 1) Submit IRB approval documentation from the exteranl organization that the research activities will occur, (Step 2) The students should sign the AMSC Consent Form (Consent Form), and (Step 3) the PI or Student Advisor should sign the AMSC Investigator Agreement (Investigator Agreement).

IRB Contact Information
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
IRB Committee
C/O Ms. Shayana Thomas
1630 Metropolitan Pkwy.,
Atlanta, GA 30310

IRB Chair, Shayana Thomas