Students - For assistance with your IRB application, please consult your thesis chair or faculty mentor.

For additional information, please see the FAQs and training resources or contact the IRB.

Administrative Support           

IRB Office


IRB Office Staff

Office of Graduate Studies, Becky Eberwein

Associate Vice President for Research, Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez

IRB Committee

Susan Thompson, IRB Chair


Dustin Calvillo, IRB Co-Chair

Deanna Hughes, Speech and Language Pathology

Kristin Bates, Sociology

Carol Mudgett, Community Member

Dustin Calvillo, Psychology

Jan Cushman, UARSC

Denise Boren, School of Nursing

JoAnn Daugherty, School of Nursing

Laurette McGuire, Anthropology

IRB Committee Meetings for Spring 2014
Tuesday, Feb 4
Tuesday, Feb 18
Tuesday, March 4
Tuesday, March 18
Tuesday, April 8
Tuesday, April 15
Tuesday, April 29
IRB Review Process
The IRB review process can take from one to six weeks or more before the researcher receives final approval. The review time depends on what kind of application is submitted, the IRB committee meeting schedule, and the timeliness of responses to requests for clarification. The IRB Process for each application type is summarized in this chart--IRB Process Flow Chart.