Institutional Review Board  

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB)

Membership of IRB Committees

  1. The Institutional Review Boards report to and are advisory to the vice president for Research and dean of the Graduate School. Membership of each committee shall consist of the following:

    At least five faculty members representing expertise in a diversity of research methodologies, including those utilized in psychology, education, physiology, the social sciences, and kinesiology;

    Two supportive professional staff members representing expertise in medicine and research policy, with the latter serving as a non-voting members of the Board;

    One community representative not otherwise affiliated with Northern Illinois University.

    At least one person who is not a professional in science or medicine.  Such people may be members of the Board indicated above.

    The chair and all members of the Institutional Review Board shall be appointed by the vice president for Research and dean of the graduate School, subject to concurrence by the president.

    Length of term shall be three years, and shall be renewable, for faculty and community representatives. Supportive Professional Staff members serve according to availability.

  2. Duties:

    Establish institutional policy, and monitor, all research activities conducted either at NIU or by persons affiliated with NIU that involve the use of human subjects, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services specifications for protection of human subjects (45 CFR 46, as amended).

    The maintenance of these committees is mandated by the federal government as a condition for NIU to be eligible to receive federal funding for research:  and the university also operates these committees out of a commitment to the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects.

    Minutes of meetings shall be distributed to members for approval; the approved minutes shall be in the Graduate School Office of Research Compliance.

Normally, IRB committee 1 meets the fourth Wednesday of each month and the IRB committee 2 meets the second Wednesday of each month.

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) #1

MEMBERSHIP
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
Faculty  *Jeffrey Hecht *Jeffrey Hecht    
    Kendall Thu Kendall Thu Kendall Thu
  Donna Munroe Donna Munroe    
  Pamela Macfarlane Pamela Macfarlane    
  **David Henningsen **David Henningsen    
  Chris Parker Chris Parker    
At-large faculty Richard Orem Richard Orem  Richard Orem  
Supportive Professional Staff (2) +Gail Mitchell Gail Mitchell Gail Mitchell Gail Mitchell
  Linda Herrmann  Linda Herrmann Linda Herrmann Linda Herrmann
Non-Research Member Deborah Haliczer  Deborah Haliczer Deborah Haliczer Deborah Haliczer
Community Representative  Sharon Emanuelson Merla Hammack  Merla Hammack  
General Counsel   Ken Davidson
Greg Brady
   
Alternate Member David Taylor
Kendall Thu
David Taylor
Andrea Molnar
David Taylor
Andrea Molnar
Andrea Molnar
* Chair
**Vice Chair
+ Non-voting

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) #2

MEMBERSHIP
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
Faculty  Gregory Waas Gregory Waas    
  E. Taylor Atkins E. Taylor Atkins E. Taylor Atkins E. Taylor Atkins
  Diana McCoy Diana McCoy    
  Marilyn Looney Marilyn Looney Marilyn Looney  
  **Michael Peddle **Michael Peddle Michael Peddle Michael Peddle
  Lee Shumow Lee Shumow Lee Shumow  
At-large faculty *Howard Schwartz *Howard Schwartz     
Supportive Professional Staff (2) +Gail Mitchell Gail Mitchell  Gail Mitchell  Gail Mitchell
  Sujata Oak Sujata Oak  Sujata Oak  Sujata Oak
Non-Research Member Stephen Franklin Stephen Franklin  Stephen Franklin  Stephen Franklin
Community Representative  Dawn Littlefield Dawn Littlefield Dawn Littlefield  
General Counsel   Ken Davidson
Greg Brady
   
Alternate Member David Taylor
Kendall Thu
David Taylor
Andrea Molnar
David Taylor
Andrea Molnar
Andrea Molnar
* Chair
**Vice Chair
+ Non-voting