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Mission and Introduction


The Mission of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research is three-fold. 

First, to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects through project review.

Second, to foster compliance with institutional policy and federal regulations by facilitating institutional personnel’s efforts in utilizing living human subjects for research, education and other scholarly pursuits that are systematically designed and endeavoring to contribute to knowledge in the respective field.

Third, to provide education to institutional personnel on the ethical use of human subjects.

Helping researchers and instructors to be stewards of the trust of our human subjects is of paramount concern.

  • Human Subject Ethics Training: Please consider taking the National Institutes of Health online research ethics course (NIH). This is a free, comprehensive ethics training program for researchers conducting research with human subjects.
     
  • IRB Policies, Regulations, and Rules: This document provides an introduction to help you navigate the IRB review process. Read this before you create an IRB submission.
     
  • Wilkes University IRB Application: This online application is required for an IRB submission.
     
  • Meetings and Deadlines: The IRB meets on a monthly basis. The deadline for receipt of IRB submissions is two week prior to the meeting.

    • Fall 2014 Meetings:
      September 18
      October 16
      November 20
      December 18
       
    • Spring 2015 Meetings:
      January 15
      February 19
      March 19
      April 16
      May 21




IRB Chair:
Dr. Linda S. Gutierrez
Email: linda.gutierrez@wilkes.edu
Phone: (570) 408-4636 

IRB University Official:
Dr. Anne A. Skleder, Senior Vice President/Provost
Phone: (570) 408-4000

IRB Members:
Loretta Bilder, Nursing
Morgan Clevenger, Business
Kurt Eisele, Education
Linda Gutierrez, Biology
Kathleen Hirthler, Nursing
Dana Manning, Pharmacy
Jin “Joy” Mao, Education
Mary Jane Miskovsky, Nursing
Amanda Modrovsky, Grants Office

Meetings and Deadlines:
Committee meetings are held monthly. When needed, one summer meeting maybe scheduled. Protocols must be submitted two weeks prior to a meeting date to be considered for review. Meetings for the 2014 – 2015 academic year will be updated on this website once scheduled.




Mailing Address: Wilkes University IRB/Attn: Mrs. Kelly Clisham, Weckesser Hall Room 206, 84 W. South Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18766.
 


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