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Institutional Review Board

Policy Statement

All research conducted by Dominican College staff, faculty, students* or other agents must receive Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. The IRB is an administrative body at Dominican College established by law to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the institution with which it is affiliated.

All applications/proposals should provide evidence of completion of an IRB tutorial. Tutorials are available as free web-based courses which also provide evidence of completion or a certificate of completion. Click here to complete the NIH Tutorial to receive an ethics certificate. Please submit your certificate of completion with your application.

Investigators who have questions about forms or review procedures are asked to contact the Committee Chairperson or any member of the Committee.

Any students or faculty who will be submitting IRB applications to the chair's mailbox must also send an email indicating they have done so (or plan to do so).

Meeting Dates

Please submit applications a minimum of two weeks before the meeting at which you would like your materials reviewed.

  • January 29, 2014  
  • February 12, 2014
  • March 12, 2014
  • April 9, 2014
  • May 14,20014
  • June 11, 2014 (if needed) 
  • July 9, 2014 (if needed)          

Downloads 

Below are 5 documents in MsWord.  All applications were designed to be completed easily on your own computer.  You will need to allow the macros to run when you open the documents.  (Please also note you need Office 2010 to type directly into these documents.  Mac users may experience difficulty with these forms if they do not have Word 2011.  For an older version of the application, please email your request and the type of application you need to Kelly.Johnson@dc.edu. If you do not get a response within 5 days, please email the IRB chair for assistance.) 

Please read the instructions (downloadable above) for information on forwarding your application to the Chair.  Our address is  Dominican College, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY 10962  (make sure you put the IRB chairperson’s name first; see list of members on this page for current chair).

Membership 

The Committee currently has the following members: 

* Non-independent research conducted as part of a course assignment does not require IRB approval. See your course instructor if you are unsure.