Cleveland State University

Sponsored Programs and Research Services

Institutional Review Board (IRB)
for Human Subjects In Research

Even though a project may qualify as “exempt” according to Federal regulations, it is the policy of CSU and Sponsored Programs and Research Services, that all research conducted through an affiliation with CSU be determined to be a design adequate to answer the questions posed. The Federal regulations are clear in their stipulation that as IRB members are considering whether a research proposal meets the guidelines for treatment of subjects, they must take into account soundness of research design. If a research project is structured in such a way that the project will not yield valid, usable, data that can contribute to the body of knowledge in the discipline, then the IRB cannot approve the project.

Responsibility for guiding students in research design rests with the supervising faculty member. It may seem to researchers, at times, that the IRB creates an impediment to their attempts to carry out a research project. We sincerely want the community of faculty and students at Cleveland State to fully understand the necessity of having a group such as the IRB to ensure safety not only for research subjects, but also for the researchers themselves, as well as the University. It may be helpful for researchers to bear in mind the numerous atrocities and misguided research projects that abused people and gave rise to the Belmont Report, which establishes the ethical principles on which the Federal law and our additional policies are based.

Cleveland State University's IRB is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal and State regulations regarding human subjects. Application for project approval should be submitted to the Sponsored Programs and Research Services (Parker Hannifin Hall, 2nd Floor) for processing.

Winter / Spring 2015 IRB Meeting Schedule

Date Time Day Location
January 26, 2015 3:00 p.m. Monday Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 200
February 24, 2015 12:00 p.m. Tuesday Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 200
March 23, 2015 3:00 p.m. Monday Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 200
April 28, 2015 12:00 p.m. Tuesday Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 200

Members of the Insititutional Review Board Committee (AY 2014-2015)

Member Rank Dept Address Phone Fax Email
Jeziorowski, John
Health Sci HS 121 3782 9316
Delgado, Cheryl Associate
Nursing JH 258 5525 3556
Lewis, Browne Assistant
Law LB 213 2352 6881
Govoni, Amy Associate
Nursing JH 225 5523 3556
Little, Kathleen Associate
Health & Human Performance JH 159 4877 5410
Neuendorf, Kimberly Professor COMM MU 241 3994 9294
Oakar, Kathleen External Member Inmate Rep.   440.845.1830
Perry, Justin Assistant
CASAL RT 1306 5424 5378
Pershey, Monica Gordon Associate
Health Sci MC 432A 4534 9316
Stead, Graham Associate
Curr & Fdn RT 939 9869 5415
Figueroa, Maribel
(Recording Secretary)
  SPRS PH 218 3624 9382

Forms & Policies

Typically, researchers should expect to receive the results of the preliminary review of their IRB application no later than two weeks after the date of submitting their application.

Any projects seeking to examine or involve protected populations must be submitted TWO WEEKS prior to the upcoming full board meeting; any proposals submitted less than two weeks prior will NOT be reviewed until the following meeting.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Sponsored Programs and Research
2121 Euclid Avenue
Parker Hannifin Hall, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Parker Hannifin Hall, 2nd Floor
2258 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.3630
Fax: 216.687.9382

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