Institutional Review Board

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The Lee College IRB exists as a safeguard to promote ethical and responsible treatment of human subjects/participants in research. The IRB will be composed of faculty members and administrators who have responsibility for research, institutional researchers, and members from the community. The human subjects review process is administered through the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Federal regulations require that all research investigators complete a training course regarding research with human subjects. IRB members will be required to complete the IRB Training offered by National Institute of Health.

The IRB Review Board reviews human subject research to ensure that:

  • The rights and welfare of human subjects are protected.
  • Risks have been considered and minimized.
  • Potential benefit has been identified and maximized.
  • All potential participants are being provided with legally effective informed consent.
  • All research is completed in an ethical manner and in compliance with established standards.
  • All private information is kept confidential.


Contact Info

IRB Chair:
Dr. Douglas Walcerz
Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Rundell Hall, Room 200-A