Institutional Review Board
Our Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established to protect the rights of human subjects who volunteer to participate in research. The IRB exists as a safeguard to promote the ethical and responsible treatment of participants in research.
MCLA requires that all research involving human participants must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before any research may be started. Guiding the review process is the application of federal and state laws and regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 45 Part 46 (45 CFR 46), and the ethical principles of the Belmont Report as the criteria for the review of all research studies.
All researchers must complete the online NIH Office of Extramural Research training course.
IRB Review Dates
Fall 2014 - November 12
Spring 2015 - April 12
Exempt and Expedited Review
Chair, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor, Education (2015 Spring)
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Associate Professor, Biology
Institutional Research Analyst
Associate Professor, Education
13 - Full
2 - Expedited
41 - Exempt
3 - Renewal