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All faculty who conduct research at La Salle University must submit proposals for review by the IRB according to the federal guidelines.

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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:

Five (5) 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:
Jennifer Kleinow, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Institutional Review Board
La Salle University
Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program
1900 W. Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 951-1232

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.

For a printable version of the instructions on this page, please
click here.

Members of the IRB include:
Phyllis Betz, Ph. D., English; Katie Neary Dunleavy, Ph.D., Communication; Kevin Grauke, Ph.D., English; Chair Jennifer Kleinow, Ph.D., Speech-Language-Hearing Science; Marsha Richardson, Psy. D., Community Representative; Diane Wieland, Ph.D., Nursing