Human Subject Research Review Board
The Institutional Research office oversees IVCC's HSRRB.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research at IVCC has the responsibility to oversee procedures for carrying out the college's committment to protect human subjects in research. The role fo the IRB is to review proposed research projects that involve the use of human subjects; ensure that the indiviuals involved in the project are treated ethically; ensure that all subjects are provided with substantial information about the study and consent to be a subject in the study; and
that all private information will be handled with confidentiality. The IRB is authorized to review, approve, require modifications in, or disapprove research activities conducted by or through the college using human subjects.
The IRB does not assume the role of evaluating the soundness of the proposed research study, the merits of the research design, nor the potential contribution of the research to the scholarly literature. Rather, the IRB is charged with evaluating each project's compliance with ethical standards in regards to issues such as informed consent, confidentiality, and any risk to the participants.
Matt Suerth (Chair)
Director of Institutional Research
Sue Caley Opsal
Anatomy & Physiology Instructor
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Director of Student Support Services
Pam Wolf LCPC
Counselor (off campus member)
IVCC's HSRRB Guidelines
Form: Sample Informed Consent
Form: Request to Conduct Human Subjects Research
Form: Request for Continuing Approval
H.H.S. Decision Charts
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
The Belmont Report