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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

Spring 2020 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 22, 2020 January 27, 2020
February 7, 2020 February 12, 2020
March 11, 2020 March 16, 2020
April 10, 2020 April 15, 2020
April 29, 2020 May 4, 2020



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


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. Christopher Poirier, (Alternate Member)

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Elif Sisli Ciamarra, Member

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Ms. Bonnie L. Troupe, Member

Director, Office of Academic Development

For questions about the IRB process, please contact:

Nicole M. Capezza

Nicole M. Capezza

Associate Professor of Psychology