Purpose and Functions:
The purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to review and evaluate requests by third-party principal investigators to the institution and/or its students for participation in scholarly research studies involving human subjects. The functions of the IRB are to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose, and to review the requests to participate, gather additional information as needed to properly consider such request, and render decisions on participation. The Institutional Effectiveness Director will serve as chair of the IRB in a non-voting administrative capacity whose functions are to appoint reviewers for applications and facilitate the completion of each review process. Based on individual applications submitted for IRB approval, the chair will appoint teams of three tenured and tenure track faculty from appropriate disciplines to review applications.
- Chair, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
- Three faculty members drawn from a pool of tenured and tenure track faculty reviewers
- One representative external to the institution