Social Sciences IRB

The Social Sciences IRB reviews research involving education, social and behavioral sciences. The social sciences refer broadly to research that investigates human attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors and is often characterized by data collection methods such as questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, observation, or studies of existing records.

Assuming your research is not exempt, there are two types of IRB reviews: expedited and full. Only studies requiring full review must be submitted by the deadlines in the calendar below in order to be reviewed at the meeting date indicated. In contrast, expedited protocol reviews are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Calendar of Social Science IRB meetings

Submission Deadline Full Board Meeting Date
July 10, 2018 July 24, 2018
August 14, 2018 August 28, 2018
September 11, 2018 September 25, 2018
October 9, 2018 October 23, 2018
November - No Meeting
November 20, 2018 December 4, 2018
January 8, 2019 January 22, 2019
February 12, 2019 February 26, 2019
March 12, 2019 (spring break) March 26, 2019
April 9, 2019 April 23, 2019
May 7, 2019 May 28, 2019
June 11, 2019 June 25, 2019

Voting Members

Ms. Ianthe “Cookie” Bryant-Gawthrop
Director of Research Regulatory Affairs and HRPP

Prof. Stacey Connaughton (Assoc. Chair; Expedited/Exempt Reviewer)

Prof. Jeannie D. DiClementi (Chair)
Psychology, PFW

Prof. Michelle Drouin
Psychology, PFW

Heather Glick (Prisoner Advocate, Non-Scientist and Unaffiliated Member)
Tippecanoe County Probation Department

Prof. James Greenan (Expedited/Exempt Reviewer)
Curriculum and Instruction

Prof. Brandon Keehn
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences

Prof. Zhao Ma
Forestry And Natural Resources

Dr. Sarah A. Sayger, MD
Purdue University Student Health Service

Prof. Susan South
Psychological Sciences

Prof. Mangala Subramaniam

Ex-Officio Members

Mr. Dann Van Hoosier
Risk Management

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