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Chair of the IRB 2017-Present: Dr. Chelsea L. Greer, Assistant Professor of Psychology
IRB Committee Members/SHC Faculty:
Dr. Christina Kotchemidova, Associate Professor of Communication Arts
Dr. Anindya Biswas, Associate Professor of Finance & Economics
Mrs. Joan Sands, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Chalisse Peltier, Healthcare Social Worker at SAAD Healthcare
*For all inquiries related to human subjects research, consult Dr. Greer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Greer is available to visit classes to explain the IRB process and determining if student projects qualify officially as "research."
If you are conducting IRB approved research on campus and need participants, you may post your research on the Research Board in Quinlan Hall next to QH320. Please include the following information:
IRB Frequently Asked Questions
The IRB honors students' rights of free expression in the production of journalistic and documentary film projects that attempt to inform or entertain audiences or -- in some cases -- advocate certain positions. The questions asked in such projects need not undergo IRB review. Journalists and film-makers are reminded the ethics of informing subjects of publicity about the possible risks of expressing their opinions publicly. The use of signed waivers is encouraged.
If the faculty advisor of a student project is unsure whether the project should be considered "Human Subjects Research," please contact the Chair of the IRB, Dr. Chelsea Greer, email@example.com.
*Information taken from:
Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are federally-mandated, locally-administered groups charged with evaluating risks and benefits of human participant research at their institution
American Psychological Association
American Sociological Association
United States Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Resources for Research Ethics Education
Food and Drug Administration