Our Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established to protect the rights of human subjects who volunteer to participate in research. The IRB exists as a safeguard to promote the ethical and responsible treatment of participants in research.
MCLA requires that all research involving human participants must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before any research may be started. Guiding the review process is the application of federal and state laws and regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 45 Part 46 (45 CFR 46), and the ethical principles of the Belmont Report as the criteria for the review of all research studies.
All student researchers, administrators, and faculty must complete the appropriate training module within the CITI Program.
IRB Review Dates
Full Review - 4 weeks
Exempt and Expedited Review - 2 weeks
URC 2020 Review Dates
Students who plan to do human research that will be presented at the URC next April, please note the below deadlines
Application Deadline - March 6, 2020
Ann Billetz, Chair
Assistant Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Associate Professor, Education
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Retired Physician - Community Member
Assistant Professor, English/Communication
Professor, Business Administration