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IRB Members

The IRB is composed of five voting members. Non-voting members may also be appointed. All appointments are made by Executive Memorandum and reported to OHRP.

The IRB is composed of members with varying backgrounds and expertise in special areas to provide complete and adequate review of the research. Committee members should possess not only broad specific competence sufficient to comprehend the nature of the research, but also other competencies necessary for judgments as to acceptability of the research in terms of College regulations, relevant law, ethical standards, and standards of professional practice.

The IRB must include both men and women, at least one member whose primary concerns are in nonscientific areas, and at least one member who is not otherwise affiliated (either directly or through immediate family) with the College.

No person shall be excluded from serving on the IRB based on sex, race, color or national origin.

2017 Committee Meetings
The IRB Committee meets regularly on the second Monday of every month at 8:30 am in WD1113. Meeting dates are subject to change. Exempt and NR (Not Research) requests can be submitted at any time for the Chair’s review. If the Chair determines that the protocol needs to be reviewed by the IRB committee, it will be submitted at the next regularly scheduled IRB meeting. Full Protocols should be submitted at least two weeks before the regular monthly meeting. The early submission dates are indicated below.

Early Submission Meeting Date           
January 16 January 30
January 30 February 13
March 13 March 27
March 27 April 10
April 24 May 8
May 29 June 12
June 26 July 10
July 31 August 14
August 28 September 11
September 25 October 9
October 30 November 13 - WD348
November 27 December 11 - WD348

IRB Administrator

Thomas Lyons
Office of Institutional Effectiveness