2010-11 Committees of the University

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Membership of IRB Committees

  1. The Institutional Review Boards report to and are advisory to the vice president for Research and dean of the Graduate School. Membership of each committee shall consist of the following:

    At least five faculty members representing expertise in a diversity of research methodologies, including those utilized in psychology, education, physiology, the social sciences, and kinesiology;

    Two supportive professional staff members representing expertise in medicine and research policy, with the latter serving as a nonvoting members of the Board;

    One community representative not otherwise affiliated with Northern Illinois University.

    At least one person who is not a professional in science or medicine.  Such people may be members of the Board indicated above.

    The chair and all members of the Institutional Review Board shall be appointed by the vice president for Research and dean of the graduate School, subject to concurrence by the president.

    Length of term shall be three years, and shall be renewable, for faculty and community representatives. Supportive Professional Staff members serve according to availability.

  2. Duties:

    Establish institutional policy, and monitor, all research activities conducted either at NIU or by persons affiliated with NIU that involve the use of human subjects, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services specifications for protection of human subjects (45 CFR 46, as amended).

    The maintenance of these committees is mandated by the federal government as a condition for NIU to be eligible to receive federal funding for research:  and the university also operates these committees out of a commitment to the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects.

    Minutes of meetings shall be distributed to members for approval; the approved minutes shall be in the Graduate School Office of Research Compliance.

Normally, IRB Committee #1 meets the fourth Wednesday of each month and the IRB Committee #2 meets the second Wednesday of each month.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) #1

MEMBERSHIP
2009-2010
2010-2011
 
2011-2012
2012-2013
Faculty 
Richard Orem
Richard Orem
Richard Orem
 
Kendall Thu
  
 
 
Donna Munroe
Donna Munroe
 
 
Pamela Macfarlane
Pamela Macfarlane
 
*David Henningsen
*David Henningsen
 
**Christopher Parker
**Christopher Parker
 
At-large faculty
 
Supportive Professional Staff (2)
David Stone
David Stone
David Stone
David Stone
Shobha Mahadevan
Shobha Mahadevan
Shobha Mahadevan
 
Non-Research Member
Sharon Sytsma
Sharon Sytsma
Sharon Sytsma
 
Community Representative 
 +Kenneth Anderson
 +Kenneth Anderson
 
General Counsel
Ken Davidson
Greg Brady
Ken Davidson
Greg Brady
Alternate Member
David Taylor
David Taylor
David Taylor
David Taylor

*   Chair
** Vice Chair
+   Nonvoting



Institutional Review Board (IRB) #2

MEMBERSHIP
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
Faculty 
Laura Pittman 
Laura Pittman 
 
E. Taylor Atkins
E. Taylor Atkins
E. Taylor Atkins
E. Taylor Atkins
Andrea Bonnicksen
Andrea Bonnicksen
 
**Marilyn Looney
Marilyn Looney
 
*Michael Peddle
Michael Peddle
 
Nancy Nuzzo
Nancy Nuzzo
 
 
Lee Shumow
Lee Shumow
 
At-large faculty
 
Supportive Professional Staff (2)
David Stone
David Stone
David Stone
David Stone
Sujata Oak 
  
Non-Research Member
Katharina Barbe
Katharina Barbe
Katharina Barbe
 
Community Representative 
Dawn Littlefield
Dawn Littlefield
Dawn Littlefield
General Counsel
Ken Davidson
Greg Brady
Ken Davidson
Greg Brady
Alternate Member
David Taylor
David Taylor
David Taylor

*   Chair
** Vice Chair
+   Nonvoting