Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The goal of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to protect the safety, rights and welfare of individuals participating in research by maintaining proper ethical standards and practices for the conduct of research. Prior to the initiation of any research project involving human subjects, the IRB reviews a detailed project proposal, approving only those studies that meet a high standard of safety for human subjects. The IRB monitors and guides researchers during the design and conduct of their projects involving human subjects to ensure that guidelines for human subject protection are compliant with HIPAA and ethical standards set by federal and state regulations. In addition, the IRB maintains consistent standards acceptable to federal and state agencies, private foundations, corporate sponsors, and collaborators at other scholarly academic and research institutions.
Institutional Review Board Committee Members
- John Gutweiler, PhD, Chairman
- Bob Clark, MA
- Dennis Enix, DC
- Jack Hoffman, BA
- Donna Mannello, DC
- Thomas Smith, JD
- Rodger Tepe, PhD
- Nina Tumosa, PhD
Institutional Review Board Process
An IRB proposal is submitted to the IRB, detailing the research project, its goals, methods, and risks if any. It is either approved, amended or not approved by the IRB Committee.
Institutional Review Board Proposal Forms