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


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    • Guidance

    • Board Members



      Provost Appointments

      • Susan Gaffney, College of Business and Public Administration 
      • David Rhea, College of Arts and Sciences 
      • Dale Schuit, College of Health and Human Services 
      • Caron Jacobson, College of Arts and Sciences  
      • Lourdes Richardson, R.N., M.A., CCROP - Community Member  

      Faculty Senate Appointments 

      • Pam Guimond, College of Arts and Sciences 
      • Maribeth Kasik, College of Education 
      • Paul Blobaum, Health Sciences Library 
      • Renee Theiss, College of Health and Human Services     

      Ex-Officio Members

      • James R. Coldren, Jr., Ph.D.


    • Full Board Review Submission & Meeting Dates



      Submission Deadline

      Meeting Date

      August 29th

      Week of September 15-19th

      September 26th

      Week of October 13-17th

      October 24th

      Week of November 10-14th

      November 14th

      Week of December 1-5th

      No Meeting in January

      No Meeting in January

      January 23rd

      Week of February 9-13th

      February 20th

      Week of March 9-13th

      March 23rd (Monday)

      Week of April 6-10th

      April 17th

      Week of May 4-8th

      May 15th

      Week of June 1-5th

      No Meeting in July (Off Contract)

      No Meeting in July (Off Contract)



    Human Subjects Research Information


    Upcoming Protocol Review Dates: 


    Exempt & Expedited protocols are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Next meeting date is the week of March 9th.