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 non-voting 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
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
Faculty  Richard Orem Richard Orem Richard Orem  
  Kendall Thu Kendall Thu  Kendall Thu 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) Gail Mitchell Gail Mitchell     
  Shobha Mahadevan Shobha Mahadevan Shobha Mahadevan  
Non-Research Member Sharon Sytsma Sharon Sytsma Sharon Sytsma  
Community Representative  Merla Hammock +Kenneth Anderson    
General Counsel Greg Brady Ken Davidson
Greg Brady
   
Alternate Member David Taylor David Taylor David Taylor  
* Chair
**Vice Chair
+ Non-voting

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) #2

MEMBERSHIP
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
Faculty  *Gregory Waas Gregory Waas    
  E. Taylor Atkins E. Taylor Atkins  E. Taylor Atkins E. Taylor Atkins
  Andrea Bonnicksen *Andrea Bonnicksen    
  Marilyn Looney Marilyn Looney Marilyn Looney  
  **Michael Peddle **Michael Peddle  Michael Peddle Michael Peddle
  Nancy Nuzzo Nancy Nuzzo    
  Lee Shumow Lee Shumow Lee Shumow  
At-large faculty        
Supportive Professional Staff (2)  Gail Mitchell Gail Mitchell    
   Sujata Oak Sujata Oak    
Non-Research Member  Steven Franklin Steven Franklin    
Community Representative  Dawn Littlefield +Dawn Littlefield Dawn Littlefield  
General Counsel Greg Brady Ken Davidson
Greg Brady
   
Alternate Member David Taylor
David Taylor David Taylor  
* Chair
**Vice Chair
+ Non-voting