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



      • Dale Schuit, College of Health and Human Services
      • David Rhea, College of Arts and Sciences  

      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 Jacobsen, Criminal Justice   
      •  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, Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy    

      Ex-Officio Members

      • James R. Coldren, Jr., Ph.D., Director, OSPR


    • Full Board Reveiw Submission & Meeting Dates


       Deadline for Submission 

      (2014 - Spring & Summer)

       Meeting Date 

      (2014 - Spring & Summer)

      April 18

      Week of May 5th  

      May 16

      Week of June 2nd

      No Meeting off Contract

      No Meeting 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 May 5th, 2014