Purpose & Duties

Submission Procedures Have Changed

The IRB is adopting an electronic submission of protocols process, which will speed up the process. To submit a protocol, please do the following:

  1. Download and fill out the IRB Standard Form.
  2. Sign the form, using an electronic signature.
  3. Save the form on your computer/account then send it to the next person who needs to sign.
  4. When the required signatures have been obtained, e-mail the protocol form and all the attachments (consent form, survey, etc) to barnetb@uwplatt.edu.
  5. You will receive an acknowledgement within the next business day.

If you are unable to obtain electronic signatures, the form may be printed, signed, scanned and then sent to barnetb@uwplatt.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact Barb Barnet, IRB Chair, barnetb@uwplatt.edu, x1942.

Composition and Current Membership


Nine faculty with three-year staggered terms, and attention to racial and cultural diversity and gender equity in membership, including one faculty member from each college and one member of the Academic & Institutional Research Committee, with the recommendation that there be a member from Psychology and Industrial Engineering

MemberCollegeTerm Expires
Barbara Barnet (Chair) EMS Mathematics 2015
Thomas Scaife EMS Chemistry & Engineering Physics 2015
Qi Yang EMS Computer Science & Software Engineering 2015
Steve Benish LAE Education 2014
Hao Chen BILSA Communication Technologies 2014
Yuanyuan Hu LAE Humanities 2014
Chanaka Mendis EMS Chemistry & Engineering Physics 2013
Joan Riedle LAE Psychology 2013
Irfan Ul-Haq EMS Mathematics 2013

Academic Staff

One Academic staff, with a three-year term, with the recommendation that he/she be from an area with an interest in human research (instructional academic staff, Health Services, Counseling Services, and/or Student Support Services).

Community Representative

One appointed by the committee