About CCCC

Institutional Review Board


Proposal Submissions

Proposal Review

Proposals will be reviewed by CCCC's Institutional Review Board.

  • Reviews of proposals are conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • If the proposal is reviewed and decided upon by the IRB, the process could take as long as six (6) weeks to complete. Please submit applications with this timeline in mind. The IRB will notify you of its decision in writing.
  • The college's IRB may request additional information or clarification regarding the proposal.
  • The researcher(s) may request a meeting with the IRB to provide additional explanation regarding the proposal.

Submission of Application

  • Applications must be fully completed with appropriate documentation. Incomplete applications will result in delays in the review of your proposal.
  • Include Institutional Review Board approval from your institution (if reviewed by an institution).
  • Submit documents by mail or email:
    • Mail
    • Brian S. Merritt, Ph.D.
    • Vice President of Student Learning
    • Central Carolina Community College
    • 1105 Kelly Drive
    • Sanford, NC 27330

Implementation of Research

Acceptance of the project proposal by Central Carolina Community College does not guarantee that the study can or will be conducted. Approval does not constitute a joint research project between the researcher(s) and CCCC. CCCC reserves the right to require anonymity. If CCCC is identified in any released findings, the researcher must obtain written permission from the college.

It is the responsibility of the researcher(s) to contact participants. Participants must be informed in writing that they have the right to withdraw at any time during the project. Further, participants should receive in writing the assurance that there will be no adverse consequences for not participating in the project.

Participants must be informed that CCCC is not conducting or sponsoring the research project. If the researcher(s) fails to adhere to any policy regarding research, CCCC may withdraw approval and discontinue the research. Additional information that must be provided to participants is listed on the application under "Informed Consent".

Distribution of Findings

Participants and CCCC's IRB should have easy access to the findings of the research project. The board shall distribute the findings as appropriate. All findings must be shared with college leadership before being released for publication, public access, or to the media. If specific participants are identified in the released findings, the researcher(s) must obtain written permission from CCCC or the participant(s) for such identification.