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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

Full Review

     Fall 2016 - November 4
     Spring 2017 - April 7


Exempt and Expedited Review
     Rolling


IRB Members

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, IRB Chair
Adrienne Wootters

Associate Professor, Biology
Ann Billetz

Professor, Psychology
Thomas Byrne

Institutional Research Analyst
Jason Canales

Associate Professor, Education
Dale Fink

 

IRB Documents

 

IRB Policy (PDF)

IRB Student Guide (PDF)

IRB Application (Word)
IRB Application (PDF)

If using Microsoft Internet Explorer use PDF version for other web browsers use Word version.

Research Protocol (PDF)


Assent Form (Word)

Renewal (PDF)

Reviewer's Checklist(PDF) 

 

IRB Questions


If you should have any questions about any part of the IRB please feel free to contact one of the committee members or email the IRB at institutionalreview@mcla.edu.