IRB Meetings and Membership

All non-exempt research that poses more than minimal risk to participants (i.e. greater risk than one is exposed to in daily life) and/or includes procedures that are not approvable under the OHRP expedited review categories must be reviewed by the Full IRB. Full IRB meetings convene on a monthly basis, and require the presence of a majority of IRB members, including at least one non-scientist member, to achieve a quorum. Please see the 2024 IRB meeting dates below for the upcoming meeting schedule.

Only internally consistent applications which clearly describe the aspects of the research related to the criteria for IRB approval as outlined by federal regulations will be scheduled for review by the Full IRB. Incomplete, inconsistent, poorly designed, or unclear applications will result in significant delays in the IRB review of your research. Applications that do not meet these guidelines may be returned without review, and may result in additional delays in starting your project. The full review process and criteria for IRB approval are described here.

Researchers are encouraged to submit applications requiring full IRB review to the Cayuse Human Ethics product based on the following review schedule:

  • Initial applications should be submitted at least 8-12 weeks prior to the date of the meeting at which you intend for your study to be reviewed.
  • Renewal applications should be submitted at least 4-6 weeks before the expiration date of the IRB approval for your study in order to ensure continuity of research.
  • Modification requests should be submitted at least 4-6 weeks before the date of the meeting at which you intend for this modification to be reviewed.

2024 IRB Meeting Dates

  • January 16, 2024
  • Febuary 20, 2024
  • March 19, 2024
  • April 16, 2024
  • May 21, 2024
  • June 18, 2024
  • July 16, 2024
  • August 20, 2024
  • September 17, 2024
  • October 15, 2024
  • November 19, 2024
  • December 17, 2024

IRB Members

Voting Members:

NameAffiliation

Morgan Coyle, BA

Affiliated, Non-Scientist, Office of Research Protections
Tammy Haley, PhD, RNAffiliated, Scientist, Nursing
Rebecca Kappus, PhDAffiliated, Scientist, Public Health and Exercise Science
Catherine Marcum, PhD**Affiliated, Scientist, Government and Justice Studies
Alan Needle, PhDAffiliated, Scientist, Public Health and Exercise Science
Andrew Shanely, PhDAffiliated, Scientist, Public Health and Exercise Science
Jill Thomey, PhDAffiliated, Scientist, Mathematical Sciences

**prisoner representative, only counts towards quorum for research involving prisoners

Alternates:

NameAffiliation
Jennie Ofstein, PhDAffiliated, Scientist, Consultant
Caroline Smith, PhDAffiliated, Scientist, Public Health and Exercise Science