What is the IRB?
The IRB is the Institutional Review Board. Administrative law and government regulations have policies that minimum requirements are to be followed in conducting research. The LSSU IRB reviews student and faculty research projects where human subjects are involved. The IRB helps ensure that when students conduct research they are conduting it in a ethical and legal manner. It is also to set policies and standards to make the research being conducted follows these rules.
This web site provides a central location to inform students of the IRB policies, to provide students with a simpler way to access to the approved IRB proposal forms, and to understand the policies the IRB has set in place. This site offers links to resources and tutorials on writing research and citing references.
Current IRB Members
Ron Hutchins, Chair
Associate Dean of Nursing
Office: CRW 236E
Phone: (906) 635-4426
Dept Fax: (906) 635-2266
Kathleen Kalata, School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Kirk Mauldin, School of Social Sciences
Britt Ranson-Olson, School of Biology
Mary Reynolds-Keegan, School of Nursing
Russ Searight, School of Psychology
Jody Susi, School of Recreation and Exercise Sciences
Jason Swedene, School of Communication Studies & Fine and Performing Arts
Frank Tridico, School of Criminal Justice, Fire Science and EMS
Derek Wright, School of Physical Sciences
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