Institutional Review Board


Membership: Membership governed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulation 45 CFR 46.107: minimum of five members with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of the research activities commonly conducted by the institution; membership should not be composed of entirely men or entirely women and should include diversity based on race, gender, and cultural backgrounds; inclusion of at least one member whose primary concerns are in the scientific areas and at least one member whose primary concerns are in nonscientific areas; inclusion of at least one member who is not otherwise affiliated with the institution and who is not part of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated with the institution. Seven members serving three year terms on a rotating basis. One member from each college and the supernumerary group appointed by the respective Deans, and one or more members appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs as needed. The chair will be elected annually by the committee. Appointed members should not serve more than two successive terms. A term equals three years.

Function: Review requests on research involving human subjects.  Conduct periodic reviews of human subject policy and procedures. No committee member may participate in the initial or continuing review of any project in which the member has a conflicting interest, except to provide information requested by the IRB.

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