Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants

Reports to the Provost Office

Purpose: To serve as the University’s committee to review and approve research projects or activities involving human participants and to ensure that such projects or activities are in compliance with the federal regulations on Protection of Human Subjects (45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 46). (See Section 9.4.4 of the Faculty Handbook.) The committee also is responsible for reviewing research project applications for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act as described in the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable health Information (45 CFR 160 and 164). The IRB is responsible for ensuring that adequate safeguards are established to protect any individual who may be at risk as a consequence of participation as a subject in research activities. All investigation, experiments, or demonstrations involving human participants in any way must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before the activity is undertaken. A summary report of the committee’s work is to be submitted at the end of the academic year to the Provost.

Membership: Members serve a three-year term

Joe Hulgus, Chair, CLSE, COE    
Joyce DeWitt, WP Allied Health
SamDyer, COM, COAL    
Linda Garrison-Kane, CLSE, COE    
Adam Harbaugh, MTH, CNAS    
Phil Harsha, ACC, COB    
Leslie Echols, PSY, CHHS    
Ethan Amidon, CRM, CHPA    
Todd Euglow, Career Services
Jill Palmer, Community Rep, SPS

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