Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB)

In compliance with policies established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), when human beings are used as subjects in research projects, safeguards must be established to protect the health, well-being and rights of the subjects.  The Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects in Research--Human Subjects Institutional Review Board reviews all research proposals involving human subjects.  University policy requires that all research proposals for which data is to be collected from human subjects shall be submitted to this committee to determine whether an exemption applies or whether a review is required.  It is the responsibility of the faculty member to assure compliance with this policy in research conducted by either a student or the faculty member.

Important Documents and Links

Submissions & Deadlines

The Human Subjects Institutional Review Board is accepting applications for approval of research projects for the academic year.  Applications for approval of research projects must be submitted in accordance with the Board's Guidelines for Submission

All IRB applications (Full Review, Expedited Review, Exempt, and resubmissions) are to be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs in room 220 in Pod C of the Teacher Education Center .

Submission Deadlines:

Full Review applications should be submitted by the first Friday before noon of each month. Contact the IRB chair if special accommodations are needed. The committee meets in September-November, January-April, and July to vote on full review applications.

Exempt and expedited applications can be submitted any business day of the month.

IRB Minutes or Actions Taken:

Board Members 

Dr. Michelle Morris, Chair, Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Vickie Gentry (non-voting), Dean of Graduate School

Alysia Jones (non-voting), Office of Sponsored Programs

Dr. Begona Perez-Mira, College of Business and Technology (non-scientist)  

Dr. Terrie Poehl, Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Tanya Karam-Zanders, Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development 

Col. Frank Hall, College of Arts and Sciences (non-scientist)

Dr. Shane Rasmussen, College of Arts and Sciences (non-scientist)

Dr. Keith Dromm, College of Arts and Sciences: Louisiana Scholars' College (non-scientist)

Dr. Kandace Landreneau, College of Nursing & School of Allied Health

Frances Conine, Dean of Students (non-scientist)

Matthew Whitaker, Student Representative

Kimberly Merchant, IRB Unaffiliated Member

Dr. Donald Johnston, Ad Hoc Member from College of Nursing & School of Allied Health

Dr. Theresa Kyszar, Ad Hoc Member from College of Nursing & School of Allied Health