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Institutional Review Board

The purpose of the Institutional Review Board is to ensure, in advance and periodically, that appropriate steps are taken to protect
the rights and welfare of human research participants.

Board Members
  • Le Zhu, Assistant Professor, NS, 14-17
  • Regan Gurung, Professor, SS, 14-17
  • Brian Sutton, Associate Professor, AH, 14-17
  • Illene Cupit, Professor, SS, Chair, 13-16 please send proposals to
  • Robert Nagy, Associate Professor, PS, 12-15
  • Mark Kiehn, Associate Professor, PS, 12-15
  • Jill Fermanich, University Safety Manager (ex-officio voting)
  • Adam Warpinski, Community Member
2014-15 Meeting Schedule

Last Wednesday of Every Month 12:45 2:00 pm

MAC C311 Conference Room

  • Oct. 29
  • Nov. 26
  • Dec. 17

Full Board Proposals Due By:

  • Oct. 15
  • Nov. 12
  • Dec. 3



Forms and Documents

  -Protocol Submission Form
  -Protocol Modification Form
  -Request for Extension Form
  -Annual Progress Report
  -Photograph Release Form (for models used in research)

Sample IRB Documents
-Sample Informed Consent Form
-Sample Recruiting Script (classroom)

Other Important Documents
  -IRB Policies and Procedures Manual
  -The Belmont Report

Submission Assistance and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  First Time Submission Assistance
  Determining if IRB Approval is Required for a Project
  Determining if a Classroom Research Project Requires IRB Approval
  Assistance with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Projects
  Determining if a Project is Exempt, Expedited, or Requiring Full Board Review
  Obtaining an IRB Training Certificate

  Providing View-only Access of Surveys to the IRB Chair
  Submission Instructions
  Submitting Protocol Modification Forms and/or Annual Progress Reports
  Working with Animal Subjects (see the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee)

  For further information contact the IRB Chair: James Marker or (920) 465-2230


This page was last updated by James Marker, November 1, 2013