Overview of Services

Augusta University (AU) established the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) to monitor, evaluate, and continually improve the protection of human research participants; dedicate resources sufficient to do so; exercise oversight of research protection; educate investigators and research staff about their ethical responsibility to protect research participants; and when appropriate provide a mechanism to intervene in research and respond to the concerns of research participants. This program applies to all research approved by a AU IRB, to include Augusta University, AU Medical Center, other AU facilities, and AU‐IRB approved studies conducted at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. AU has designated the AU IRB Office and Institutional Official to provide oversight for the HRPP. All human research conducted in our research community must comply with the policies and procedures outlined in the IRB policies and all applicable institutional policies. Human research must receive the designated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) approval prior to initiation of the research.


The AU IRB Office web site contains the policies, procedures guidance for the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and the members of our research community involved in the conduct of human research. The AU research community includes AU, AU Medical Center, other AU facilities and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. Members of this research community are the faculty, staff and students of each institution.


Ivy Tillman, CCRC, CIP | IRB Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm                          

1120 15th St, CJ-2103 Pavilion 3

Augusta, GA, 30912                           

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Melissa Toomer
IRB Office Specialist, Administrative Support
Angela Toole, MS, CIM, CIP
IRB Operations Manager