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Instructions

All faculty who conduct research at La Salle University must submit proposals for review by the IRB according to the federal guidelines. This refers to members of the La Salle Community and those from outside institutions who hope to use La Salle as a research setting and to obtain participants for their investigations. Also, those students and faculty who plan to conduct research for course requirements or who intend to collect data from participants and settings outside La Salle must also apply to the IRB for proposal review.

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This includes faculty who believe that their research falls under the exempt or expedited categories. Please click on definitions for a list of definitions related to the IRB process. The required forms are available through the "Forms" link. The forms and information that must be included are:

Six (6) copies of the following for a full review.
One (1) copy of the following for exempt or expedited review.
A completed application consists of the following documents:

1. IRB Application (click here to access forms)
2. Consent form for participation in research
3. Copies of the scales/measures/procedures the participants will be asked to fill-out/perform.
4. Brief resume or biographical sketch of primary investigator(s)

These materials should be submitted to the Chair of the IRB:
Diana Montague, PhD
Chair, Institutional Review Board
Psychology Department
La Salle University 
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 951-1280 
(609) 273-3130
montague@lasalle.edu

Once submitted, materials will be circulated among the committee members and will be discussed at the next IRB meeting. At that point either a decision will be rendered or more information will be requested.

Members of the IRB include: Chair Diana Montague, PhD, Psychology; Phyllis Betz, PhD, English; Katie Neary Dunleavy, PhD, Communication; Kevin Grauke, PhD, English; James Smither, PhD, Business; Diane Wieland, PhD, Nursing; Marsha Richardson, PsyD, Community Representative