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 11, 2017 July 25, 2017
August 8, 2017 August 22, 2017
September 12, 2017 September 26, 2017
October 10, 2017 (Fall Break) October 24, 2017
November 14, 2017 December 5, 2017
January 9, 2018 January 23, 2018
February 13, 2018 February 27, 2018
March 13, 2018 (Spring Break) March 27, 2018
April 10, 2018 April 24, 2018
May 8, 2018 May 22, 2018
June 12, 2018 June 26, 2018

Voting Members

Prof. Noor Borbieva
Anthropology, IPFW

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

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

Prof. Jeannie D. Diclementi (Chair)
Psychology, IPFW

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

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

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
Sociology

Ms. Leslie Thompson
College of Engineering and Sciences, PUNW

Ex-Officio Members

Mr. Dann Van Hoosier
Risk Management

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