Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

In accordance with Health and Human Services Regulations for Protection of Human Subjects, an IRB composed of members from a variety of scientific disciplines as well as community members assists investigators in the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects. The IRB also serves to facilitate valuable human subject research as well as protect the investigator and the institution through a comprehensive review process. All human research projects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to initiation and then conducted in full compliance with IRB guidelines.

To that end, the IRB assures the protection of all human subjects in research projects conducted by anyone on the premises of Clarkson College and in research projects conducted elsewhere by faculty, students, staff, or other representatives and affiliates of the College.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

All key personnel involved with the conduct of human subjects research at Clarkson College must complete the required online CITI training modules in protection of human research subjects. New research protocols or continuing review of ongoing projects will not be approved until all key personnel have been trained and certified.

IRB Application Submission Deadlines and Meeting Schedule (Full-board only)

Academic Year 2023-2024

Exempt and Expedited Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a 14-day rolling basis. Full board applications will be reviewed per the full board review schedule below.

Month IRB Submission Deadline (FULL-BOARD APPLICATIONS ONLY) IRB Meeting Schedule (FULL-BOARD ONLY)
September September 10, 2023 September 21, 2023
November November 5, 2023 November 16, 2023
February February 11, 2024 February 22, 2024
April April 7, 2024 April 18, 2024
June June 9, 2024 June 20, 2024

The Clarkson College IRB meets 5 times per academic year. All full-board applications must be received by the IRB submission deadline for the next IRB Review.

NOTE: Review of applications (Exempt, Expedited or Full-Board) will not take place during the following blackout dates (when faculty are off-campus):

  • October 7, 2023 – October 15, 2023
  • December 9, 2023 – January 1, 2024
  • February 24, 2024 – March 3, 2024
  • April 27, 2024 – May 5, 2024
  • August 3, 2024 – August 18, 2024

IRB Materials

Links to the IRB Manual (which includes consent forms), IRB Application, IRB Submission and Review Schedule, “The Rights of Research Participants,” and CITI training instructions may be found here on the IRB webpage. For information or clarification about these materials, please work closely with your faculty research advisor or contact the Director of Research Compliance or the IRB Chair (contact information below).

Applied Research Manual
IRB Application Submission Portal
IRB Application Process
IRB Submission and Review Schedule 2021-2022
IRB Letterhead Template
IRB Determination Form
IRB Forms
The Rights of Research Participants
CITI Training Instructions
Survey Monkey Formatting and Distribution Process
Questionnaire analysis using SPSS
Human Subjects Regulation Decision Chart


Lucas Sieburg, M.A.
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