Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Category: University

Year: 2017-2018

Related Website: Institutional Review Board (IRB) Website

Committee Charge

Reviews all research protocols for any UW-Superior project involving human subjects. Such projects can be conducted only after they are approved by the IRB. The IRB works to assure that the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected and that appropriate methods of obtaining informed consent are utilized in projects involving human subjects, consistent with the Code of Federal Regulations, 45 CRF 46 (June 18, 1991). The membership of the committee consists of five (5) faculty members and one community member who is not otherwise affiliated with UW-Superior. The faculty membership (5 total) includes at least one member whose primary concerns are scientific areas, at least one member whose primary concerns are in non-scientific areas and members representing graduate programs likely to generate research with human subjects. The Committee elects its chair and reports its recommendations to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Members

Faculty (5):
Lynn Goerdt (2015-18),
Yvonne Rutford (2015-18),
Cheong Soon Gan (2017-20),
Vanessa Hettinger (2017-20),
Lorena Rios Mendoza (2017-20),
Maryjane Burdge (Fall 2017 – Rutford Sabbatical)

Community (1): [Open]