Institutional Review Board

Welcome to the website for the Regis College Institutional Review Board. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines an Institutional Review Board (IRB) as “an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the institution with which it is affiliated.”

Regis has an IRB in order to protect human subjects and to ensure that the potential benefits of research projects outweigh the risks to the participants. In the past, even well-meaning researchers have placed the people in their studies at grave risk. An IRB is an extra safeguard to ensure that researchers are being ethical and that they have minimized the risks to their subjects as much as possible.

The table below lists the IRB meeting dates and protocol submission due dates. Please note that the protocol due dates are only for protocols requiring a full review. All other protocols can be submitted at any time.

Protocol Submission Due Dates* 2016 - 2017 IRB Meeting Dates
August 8, 2016 August 17, 2016
September 7, 2016 September 21, 2016
October 5, 2016 October 19, 2016
November 2, 2016 November 16, 2016
December 7, 2016 December 21, 2016
January 4, 2017 January 18, 2017
February 1, 2017 February 15, 2017
March 1, 2017 March 15, 2017
April 5, 2017 April 19, 2017
May 3, 2017 May 17, 2017
June 7, 2017 June 21, 2017

* The following documents should be e-mailed to

  • IRB Application
  • Informed Consent Document
  • NIH Training Module

On this website you will find

  • What kinds of research projects have to come to the IRB? All research involving human subjects must come to the IRB for review before the study begins, regardless of whether the federal government would deem it exempt, eligible for expedited review, or in need of full board review.
  • The list of current members of the IRB
  • A link to the free online training that everyone must complete; applicants submit the certification from this training with their application [if this link is broken, please google for the "National Cancer Institute" and "Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams" and email to let us know]. Be sure to allow up to three hours to complete the training, though you can do it in several sittings rather than all at once.
  • Application and other forms

For more information

IRB Chair

Margaret Oot-Hayes, PhD
Associate Professor of Nursing


Acting Chair

Colleen C. Malachowski, PhD
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, Communication Department



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