Institutional Review Board (Human Subjects) - Mandated (Federal Regulatory Board)

A. Committee Charge: To approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities that fall within its jurisdiction as specified by both the federal regulations and local institutional policy; and to:

  1. Develop policies, procedures, and guidelines to protect human subjects;
  2. Serve as a resource for researchers on issues concerning the treatment of human
    subjects;
  3. Review, approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities
    involving human participants;
  4. Maintain written records of all IRB decisions and actions;
  5. Conduct continuing review of research at least once a year;
  6. Respond to complaints that researchers have failed to obtain needed approval or
    have mistreated, coerced, or deceived subjects;
  7. Withhold, suspend or terminate approval of research that is not being conducted
    in accordance with requirements, or that has been associated with serious harm
    to subjects; and notify appropriate institutional officials of any such action.

B. IRB will elect a chairperson.

C. Terms commence on October 15, shall extend for a minimum of three years, and may be unlimited.  In Fall 2013, 3 faculty members will be appointed to a one-year term, 3 to a two-year term and 3 to a three year term.  Subsequently, all members will be appointed to three-year terms on a rotating basis.

D. Grants & Sponsored Projects Director will call the first meeting.

E. Composition: At least five members, including: 4 -9 IFO, 1 Council of Administrators, 1 community member (by invitation of the IRB), and the Director of Grants & Sponsored Projects (as a non-voting member), who shall serve as human protections administrator. When reviewing protocol requests involving prisoners as human subjects, a prisoner or prisoner representative will be appointed to the IRB for the purpose of reviewing that protocol, except in cases where the protocol will also be reviewed by another IRB that already includes a prisoner or prisoner representative. At the IRB's discretion, it may include individuals with competence in special areas to assist in the review of issues which require expertise beyond that available on the IRB.

F. Members shall: have the professional competence necessary to review specific research, be appointed with due consideration given to race, gender and cultural background and sensitivity to such issues as community attitudes and not consist entirely of one profession, include one member whose primary concerns are scientific and one whose primary interests are non-scientific (e.g., lawyer, clergy, ethicist, etc.) shall not have a conflicting interest and shall successfully complete an IRB-approved education program in the protection of human subjects.

G. Recommendations for IFO appointments will be made to the Committee on Committees by departments with faculty conducting research involving human participants. Each fall, the IRB will notify the Faculty Senate as to which 9 departments’ faculty and/or students have submitted the greatest combined number of  IRB Requests for Approval of Protocol forms in the past three consecutive academic years. Those Departments will be invited to make recommendations to the Committee on Committees for up to 2 IRB appointments.  Additionally, there may be one at-large volunteer from each college. If there are more than nine candidates, the Committee on Committees will select nine from the total to recommend to faculty Senate, giving preference to the nominees from qualifying departments.

2014-2015 Membership (In Progress)

  • Up to nine IFO: 1. Amy Runck - Biology (10/15/15) 2. Nicole Civettini - Sociology (10/15/15) 3. Carrie Fried - Psychology (10/15/17) 4. Kelly Herold  - Communication Studies (10/15/16) 5. Francis Mann - At Large (10/15/15) 6. Julie Ponto - Nursing (10/15/15) 7. Peter Sternberg -Chair - HERS (10/15/16) 8. Oswald Shanalingigwa - Social Work (10/15/16) 9. Ryan White - Social - At Large (10/15/15)
  • Council of Administrators: Peter Miene 
  • Community Member: Gerald E. Neal
  • Prisoner Representative: Richmond H. McCluer
  • Director of Grants & Sponsored Projects: Brett Ayers
  • Recorder: vacant

 

2013-2014 Membership

  • Up to nine IFO: 1. Amy Runck - Biology (10/15/15) 2. Nicole Civettini - Sociology (10/15/15) 3. Carrie Fried - Psychology (10/15/14) 4. Kelly Herold  - Communication Studies (10/15/16) 5. Francis Mann - At Large (10/15/14) 6. Julie Ponto - Nursing (10/15/15) 7. Peter Sternberg  Chair - HERS (10/15/16) 8. Oswald Shanalingigwa - Social Work (10/15/16) 9. Jeong-Kyun "Evan" Choi - Social Work (10/15/14)
  • Council of Administrators: Ken Janz
  • Community Member: Gerald E. Neal
  • Prisoner Representative: Richmond H. McCluer
  • Director of Grants & Sponsored Projects: Nancy Peterson
  • Recorder: Nancy Peterson

2012-2013 Membership

  • Up to eight IFO: 1. Jeong-Kyun "Evan" Choi (10/15/13)  2. Nicole Civettini (10/15/13)  3. Carrie Fried (10/15/13)  4.Kelly Herold (10/15/13)  5. Francis Mann (10/15/13)  6. Julie Ponto (10/15/13)  7. Peter Sternberg Chair (10/15/13)  8. Leon Tyler (10/15/13)
  • Council of Administrators: Ken Janz
  • Community Member: Gerald E. Neal
  • Prisoner Representative: Richmond H. McCluer
  • Director of Grants & Sponsored Projects: Nancy Peterson
  • Recorder: Nancy Peterson