Current IRB Members
Maria de Jesus Diaz-Perez, PhDIRB Chair
Robert Moore, MD, MPHBoard & IRB Member
Emily Oake, MHSMIRB Member
Rubén Martinez, PhDIRB Member
Sara Quandt, PhDIRB Member
Judy Fitzgerald, RNIRB Member
Instructions to submit a protocol to the MCN IRB
All applications must be received by the IRB at least 2 months before the initiation of project or research activities. Once the application is submitted, the request will receive a rapid review by a member of the IRB for completeness. If judged to meet the technical requirements, the application will be forwarded to the IRB members. The IRB meets monthly and a response to the applicant is available within 45 days of acceptance of the application for review.
Prior to submitting a completed application, researchers are encouraged to contact the IRB Chair or support staff with any questions concerning the application process.
- Theressa Lyons, MCN IRB Support
If there are no additional requirements to be met by the applicant, a letter of response signed by the Chair of the IRB will be sent to the applicant for use in whatever capacity required. Should the IRB find the application incomplete, a temporary approval will be granted to the applicant with instructions for correcting the application and the deadline for receiving the additional materials or additional information.
In the event that the application is denied, the applicant will receive a complete explanation of the reasons for rejection. The IRB response will also include instructions for resubmitting the request if the IRB deems that a resubmitted request will be reviewed.
All projects submitted to the IRB will receive a set of recommendations that provide important advice and counsel on the protection of human subjects and the research design. We encourage all researchers to use this feature of the IRB to help ensure quality projects.
As a part of the IRB Protocol Review, the applicant must attest to having read the summary of The Belmont Report, which clarifies ethical issues on human subject research.
Instructions with further detail regarding the application process can be found in the IRB Checklist