Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an institution-wide committee certified by the US Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Human Research Protections whose job is to protect the rights of human participants in research conducted at the College.
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.
Given the continuing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all human research must consider safety protocols. This includes course related research projects (e.g., research methods, capstones, other class-related research that involve human participants). All researchers must submit protocols to the IRB for review. Research should be moved to remote or online whenever possible. Any face-to-face research needs to have very strict and thoughtful procedures in place (e.g., social distancing, masks, cleaning procedures). The IRB will be carefully reviewing all applications for detailed procedures related to participant safety. If you have any questions, please contact IRB chair, Nicole Capezza.
IRB Policies and Procedures
VII. Informed Consent
VIII. Procedures for Applying for IRB Review at Stonehill (Updated 1/1/20)
Fall 2021 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|
|August 25, 2021||August 30, 2021|
|September 8, 2021||September 13, 2021|
|October 13, 2021||October 18, 2021|
|November 3, 2021||November 8, 2021|
|December 1, 2021||December 6, 2021|
Note: forms can be printed or saved to your computer.
- IRB Application (PDF)
- IRB Informed Consent Form Template (DOC)
- IRB Continuing Review Form (PDF)
- IRB Amendment Form (DOC)
Dr. Nicole Capezza, Chair
Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Margaret Niznikiewicz, Member
Harvard Medical School, Boston VA Medical Center
Dr. Erin O'Hea, Member
Professor of Psychology
Mr. Brian Oles, Member
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Dr. Elif Sisli Ciamarra, Member
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Ms. Bonnie L. Troupe, Member
Director, Office of Academic Development
Dr. Erica Tucker
Associate Professor of Anthropology
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.