Any research involving human participants conducted either at Stonehill College or under its sponsorship at another location, must be reviewed and approved by the College's Institutional Review Board.

IRB Policies and Procedures

I. Institutional Review and Approval

II. IRB Administration

III. Definitions

IV. Types of IRB Review

V. Exempt Review Categories

VI. Expedited Review Categories

VII. Informed Consent

VIII. Procedures for Applying for IRB Review at Stonehill  (Updated 1/1/20)

IX. Review and Approval

X. Responsibilities of Investigators

XI. Reporting Misconduct and Noncompliance

XII. Data Storage Guidelines

Spring 2023 Meeting Schedule

For an application to be considered at a particular meeting it must be received by the corresponding due date listed below:

IRB Proposal Due Dates IRB Meeting Dates
January 20, 2023 January 24, 2023
February 17, 2023 February 21, 2023
March 17, 2023 March 21, 2023
April 14, 2023 April 18, 2023
May 12, 2023 May 16, 2023



Note: forms can be printed or saved to your computer.


Dr. Nicole Capezza, Chair

Associate Professor of Psychology

Mr. Brian Oles, Member

Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Dr. Lillian Reuman

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Elif Sisli Ciamarra, Member

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Ms. Bonnie L. Troupe, Member

Director, Office of Research, Grants & Sponsored Projects

Dr. Erica Tucker

Associate Professor of Anthropology

For questions about the IRB process, please contact:

Nicole M. Capezza

Nicole M. Capezza

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office of Research, Grants & Sponsored Projects

Duffy Academic Center – 119

The Office of Research, Grants & Sponsored Projects serves the faculty and staff of the College in helping to obtain external funding for scholarly research, academic program and curriculum development, and community service projects.