University Institutional Review Board (IRB)
This committee will assist researchers and institutional administrators with their duty to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. The committee is responsible for providing initial and continuing review of nonexempt research; ascertaining acceptability of proposed research in terms of University policies and procedures; documenting that reviews are conducted according to University policy; providing assistance and information to investigators engaged in all research involving human participants; developing policy, procedures, information, and instructions regarding human participants research; adjudicating differences and reviewing problems arising in research involving human participants; ensuring compliance with externally mandated policies and regulations; reporting to the appropriate institutional officials and, for research governed by Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations, to the Secretary of HHS, any serious or continuing noncompliance by investigators with the requirements and determinations of the IRB.
Membership: Six tenured full-time faculty members knowledgeable and experienced in conducting human subject research and the protection of human subjects, with no more than two faculty members from any school. Appointments are for three years and will be staggered so that no more than two members’ terms will expire in the same year. Terms begin in September. Faculty members are chosen by the Faculty Council. The Governance Secretary will solicit nominations for new members from the full-time faculty at least four months prior to the expiration of the serving members’ terms. Members also include the Vice Provost of Graduate Studies (ex officio-voting member), a member of the University’s administration chosen by the provost, the Administrator of the IRB, and a member of the surrounding community chosen by the provost, who is not affiliated with the University. In the event that a faculty member of the IRB steps down before the end of his/her term, Faculty Council will appoint a faculty member to serve the remainder of the term.
|Stacy Littin (Chair)||Education||August 31, 2023|
|Sherry Greenberg||Nursing||August 31, 2025|
|Michelle Scott||Social Work||August 31, 2022|
|Eric Raj (alternate)||Speech Language Pathology||August 31, 2024|
|Emma Greenspon||Humanities & Social Sciences||August 31, 2023|
|Stephanie Bobbitt||Education||August 31, 2024|
|Patricia Sciscione||Nursing & Health Studies||August 31, 2025|
|Golam Mathbor||Social Work||August 31, 2025|