Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Research (IRBHSR)

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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research is charged with reviewing and approving all research that involves human subjects.  The IRB works to ensure that all human subject research is conducted in accordance with federal, institutional and ethical guidelines.

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:

  • Download and fill out the IRB Standard Form.
  • Sign the form, using an electronic signature.
  • Save the form on your computer/account then send it to the next person who needs to sign.
  • When the required signatures have been obtained, e-mail the protocol form and all the attachments (consent form, survey, etc) to
  • 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

If you have any questions, please contact Barb Barnet, IRB Chair,, x1942.



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 the School of Education

Member College Term Expires
Yuanyuan Hu LAE Humanities 2020
Claudine Pied LAE Education 2020
Mark Zidon BILSA Agriculture 2020
Joan Riedle LAE Psychology 2019
Leigh Monhardt LAE Education 2018
Ryan Haasl LAE Biology 2018
Barbara Barnet (Chair) EMS Mathematics 2018
Hynek Boril EMS Electrical Engineering 2019
Hao Chen BILSA Media Studies 2019

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).

  • Vickie Dreessens

Community Representative

One appointed by the committee

  • Michael Short



  • Sponsored Programs Director: Stacy Schwenke

IRB Meeting Times

Meeting Times

This committee meets the
3rd Wednesday of each month
at 3:00 during the school year. 

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