PURPOSE :The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) is responsible for reviewing and approving applications involving human subjects in research to ensure that faculty and student researchers are compliant with federal and state regulations and guidelines.
COMPOSITION :Seven (7) faculty members with strong backgrounds in research involving human subjects (one representative from each academic college and one additional faculty member representing each of the two colleges with the largest number of student IRB proposals) chosen by the Administrative Committee on Committees to serve three-year overlapping terms. In addition, one (1) public member representing general community interests to serve a one-year term to be appointed as follows: the members of the committee shall compile a list of nominees acceptable to the full committee and submit it to the Director of Research, Grants, and Contracts who, in consultation with the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, shall select the community representative from the prepared list. The IRB Institutional Liaison will serve as an ex-officio non-voting member. Two faculty representatives elected by the Committee will serve as chair and secretary and constitute the Expedited Review Board.
REPORTING CHANNEL : Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
*Dr. Joan West, Director of Research, Grants, and Contracts, IRB Institutional Liaison
Dr. Paula Gale, Agriculture and Applied Sciences (2019)
Dr. Michael McCullough, Business and Global Affairs (2018)
Dr. Mahmoud Haddad, Business and Global Affairs (2019)
Dr. Mary Radford, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences (2019)
Dr. James Reid, Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences (2017)
Dr. Ray Witmer, Engineering and Natural Sciences, Chair (2017)
Dr. Dan McDonough, Humanities and Fine Arts (2018)
Mr. Boyd Joseph Erwin, Community Representative (2017)
(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Committee)