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Institutional Review Board

IRB Mission

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research projects that involve human subjects to uphold two broad standards: first, that subjects are not placed at undue risk; second, that they give uncoerced, informed consent to their participation. With representation from a wide range of scientific disciplines and from outside the academic community, the IRB gives prompt but individualized attention to the numerous research projects at the university.

Please note that during the month of January the IRB will not be meeting. If you are considering submitting a protocol, please do so before the December 14, 2015 Full Board meeting. Otherwise, protocols will be considered beginning at the start of the Spring, 2016 semester. Full Board meetings for the Spring Semester will take place the last Wednesday of each month at 2:30 pm.

Meeting Schedule

All review / approval / modification requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to a meeting for consideration.

Click here to view the 2015 Meeting Schedule.

IRB Training Certificate

Click here if you need to complete the IRB Training.

For more information regarding the IRB Training Program, click here.

Video Conference Training

The following videoconferences are great opportunities for you to learn more about common issues IRBs face, raise concerns, and ask questions.

Each meeting will be held from 2:00-4:00pm in MAC 137 on the following:

March 13th - Common Challenges of Protocol Review: Exempt vs. Expedited, Exemption Categories, Educational Research, and SoTL Research

April 3rd - Challenges of Working Online: Social Media, Online Consent, Data Security, and The Cloud