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.


Due to limited staff availability, please submit IRB protocol applications that must start during Fall 2016 on or prior to July 8th. IRB applications submitted between July 15th to September 16thmay be subject to extended processing times.


  • Review Request Forms


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    • Guidance

    • 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 
      • Lisa Carter, Community Member 

      Faculty Senate Appointments 

      • Pam Guimond, College of Arts and Sciences   
      • Paul Blobaum, Health Sciences Library 
      • Renee Theiss, College of Health and Human Services    
      • Ting Wang, College of Business    



    • Full Board Review Submission & Meeting Dates



      Submission Deadline

      Meeting Date

      August 28th

      Week of September 14-18th

      September 25th

      Week of October 12-16th

      October 23rd

      Week of November 9-13th

      November 13th

      Week of November 30 - December 4th

      No Meeting in January

      No Meeting in January

      January 22nd

      Week of February 8-12th

      February 19th

      Week of March 7-11th

      March 25th

      Week of April 4-8th

      April 15th

      Week of May 2-6th

      May 13th

      Week of May 31st - June 13rd

      No Meeting in July (Off Contract)

      No Meeting in July (Off Contract)



    Human Subjects Research Information


    Upcoming Protocol Review Dates: 

    Next meeting will take place in September 2016.