The Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established to ensure that research conducted by faculty, students and staff promotes the College's commitment to honor the intrinsic worth of all individuals. Following federal guidelines, the IRB reviews proposals to assess the potential risks of participating in a research study and the degree to which individuals freely consent to participate. The IRB also considers researchers' safeguards to preserve participants' confidentiality.
The IRB meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters. Summer meetings are scheduled as needed. Faculty interested in having timely reviews of student proposals are invited to contact the Chair to make arrangements.
Researchers must use the IRB Submission Form and appropriate Consent Forms and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student research proposals must include a memo or other acknowledgement that your advisor approved your proposal.
Between May 5 and August 20, the IRB will operate on its summer schedule. IRB applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and meetings will be scheduled to accommodate the volume of applications received.
Visit http://www.cse.edu/citicourse for step-to-step instructions on how to register for the CITI course as a new researcher.
The IRB consists of nine members: six elected full-time faculty, one ex-officio member, a community representative appointed by the IRB, and the Chair, who is a faculty member appointed for a term. Of the six full-time faculty members, five are elected to specific terms representing the following disciplines: Business, Education, Ethics, Biology/Nursing/Nutrition, and Psychology/Sociology. A sixth full-time faculty member is elected at large.
The terms of office and their respective disciplines of the six faculty members are detailed below.