At Governors State University all projects involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board.

The purpose of the IRB is to ensure the protection of human research subjects. Code of Federal Regulation Title 45, Part 46 requires that all institutions receiving federal funds and conducting research using living humans establish and operate an IRB.



  • Review Request Forms


    New Protocols

    Ongoing/Closing Protocols

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    • Guidance and Resources

    • Board Members



      • Renee Theiss, College of Health and Human Services

      Provost Appointments

      • Susan Gaffney, College of Arts and Sciences  
      • David Rhea, College of Arts and Sciences 
      • Dale Schuit, College of Health and Human Services   
      • Caron Jacobson, College of Arts and Sciences     
      • Larry Maucieri, College of Education 
      • Chelsea Vanderpool, College of Business 
      • Gerald Pauling, Community Member 

      Faculty Senate Appointments 

      • Pam Guimond, College of Arts and Sciences   
      • Joshua Sopiarz, University Library 
      • Renee Theiss, College of Health and Human Services    
      • Ting Wang, College of Business
      • Xiaobo She, College of Education     



    • Full Board Review Submission & Meeting Dates


      Exempt and Expedited are reviewed on a rolling basis. This table is only for Full Board protocols.

      Submission Deadline

      Meeting Date

      Friday, October 6

      Week of October 16-20th

      Friday, October 27

      Week of November 13-17th

      Friday, November 24

      Week of December 11-15th

      Friday, December 22

      Week of January 15-19th

      Friday, January 26

      Week of February 19-23rd

      Friday, March 2

      Week of March 19-23rd

      Friday, March 30

      Week of April 16-20th

      Friday, April 27

      Week of May 14-18th

      No Meeting in June

      No Meeting in June

      No Meeting in July

      No Meeting in July

      Friday, August 24, 2018

      Week of September 17-21st



    Human Subjects Research Information