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
|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 IRB Committee (AY 2014-2015)
|Health Sci||HS 121||3782||9316|
|Neuendorf, Kimberly||Professor||COMM||MU 241||3994||9294|
|Oakar, Kathleen||External Member||Inmate Rep.||440.845.1830
|Pershey, Monica Gordon||Associate
|Health Sci||MC 432A||4534||9316|
|Curr & Fdn||RT 939||9869||5415|
Forms & Policies
- Policy Statement on the Integrity of Research Design
- IRB Chair: John Jeziorowski, Ext: 3782
- IRB Protocol Submission Forms
- Policy Statement on Student Research Projects
- Sample Consent Forms
- Protected Classes List (To detail award and cost-share budgets.)(rev. 09/2008)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Related information on the World Wide Web
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.