What is the IRB?
The IRB is the Institutional Review Board, the committee that
reviews all research conducted at La Salle University. It is
composed of representatives from the faculty, administration,
and community. Universities are required to have such a committee
to qualify for federal grant money. Research may not be funded,
or in some cases, published, if the investigator cannot show
proof of IRB review.
Who is on the IRB?
Members of the IRB include:
Chair Randy Fingerhut, Ph.D., Psychology; Janice Beitz, Ph.D., RN, Nursing; Phyllis Betz, Ph. D., English; Charles Gallagher, Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice; Kevin Grauke, Ph.D., English; Marsha Richardson, Psy. D., Community Representative
When does the IRB meet?
The dates of the IRB's meetings and proposal deadlines are
listed on the schedule page. Research proposals requiring
regular review are discussed at the meetings. Proposals that
are eligible for exemption or expedited review may be reviewed
and approved by the Chair on a rolling basis.
What do I need to do to submit a research proposal for review?
To have a research proposal reviewed by the IRB, click on
instructions and follow the procedures described on the page,
or click here for a printable set of directions.
If my proposal is exempt or only requires expedited review,
what all do I need to send in?
You will need to submit the same documents that you would
for a regular review. The Chair of the IRB needs to fully
understand what you plan to do before he or she can determine
whether the proposal is exempt or qualifies for expedited
review. However, only one copy of the proposal is necessary.
Where can I get copies of the forms?
There are links to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and Microsoft Word
forms from the instructions page.
How can I meet the federal requirements for training in research?
We will soon post information on how to meet the training
requirements by participating in workshops or online courses.