Structures & People

Institutional Review Board Charge

  1. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) shall be composed of eight (8) appointed persons. It will include six (6) members of the faculty, including the chair, and one (1) community member. The University Safety Manager will serve as an ex officio, voting member. At least two of the faculty members will be non-scientists, i.e., the major field of study of their highest degree held is not in the natural or social sciences and at least one will be a scientist. All members, with the exception of the Campus Safety and Risk Manager, will serve three-year, staggered terms to assure continuity.
  2. The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the designated Institutional Official responsible for matters pertaining to research involving the use of human subjects.
  3. Nomination of faculty candidates for appointment to the IRB is the responsibility of the Committee on Committees and Nominations. The chair of the IRB is responsible for nominating community candidates when replacements are necessary. Final appointments are made by the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
  4. IRB activities are coordinated by a chairperson appointed by the Provost for a three-year, renewable term. The term of the chair begins on July 1 and concludes on June 30.
  5. The IRB serves the following functions:
    • Is the UW-Green Bay Institutional Review Board as defined in the Federal Government Regulations 45 CFR Part 46 (Federal Register 11/01, PP83668392).
    • Develops and makes recommendations to the Institutional Official regarding guidelines and procedures for the review of research proposals, submitted by UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students, involving more than trivial risks to human subjects participating in the research.
    • Reviews and approves or denies the conduct of all proposed research, to be conducted by UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students, involving more than trivial risks human subjects participating in the research.
    • Investigates allegations of research misconduct of UW-Green Bay faculty, staff or students when the misconduct is associated with research proposals previously approved by the Committee. The Committee may suspend approval of previously approved research if allegations are substantiated.
  6. The chair of the Board has the following responsibilities:
    • Place on file, in the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty and Academic Staff, a copy of all correspondence indicating approval or denial of all proposed research reviewed by the Committee. A copy of this correspondence should also be sent to the Institutional Official (or designee).
    • Report the results of investigations of research misconduct to the Institutional Official (or designee).
    • Notify the Institutional Official when the Board suspends approval of previously approved research and make recommendations for actions to be taken as a result of the suspension.
    • Submit a report of all Board activities at the end of each academic year to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.