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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.

2016 Committee Meetings
The IRB Committee meets regularly on the second Monday of every month. Meeting dates are subject to change. Exempt Protocols can be submitted at any time for the Chair’s review. If the Chair determines that the Exempt 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           
December 28 January 11
January 25 February 8
February 29 March 14
March 28 April 11
April 25 May 9
May 30 June 13
June 27 July 11
July 25 August 8
August 29 September 15
September 26 October 13
October 31 November 10
November 28 December 8

IRB Administrator

Thomas Lyons
Office of Institutional Effectiveness