Institutional Review Board

Steps to Complete the IRB Process

  1. Determine if your project requires IRB approval using the Decision Tree
    (use your network username and password to login)
  2. Review the IRB Policies and Procedures
  3. Complete the NIH training
  4. Review Informed Consent Guidelines
  5. Complete and Submit Online Application

Mission Statement

One objective of the Milligan College Mission is the application of sound scholarship. The Institutional Review Board was established to advance the goal of conducting research with diligence and integrity. The purpose of this committee is to protect the rights and welfare of the human subjects who participate in research conducted by students and/or faculty affiliated with Milligan College.

This committee is composed of diverse individuals who are charged with the task of reviewing research involving human participants. All research conducted on behalf of or by affiliates of Milligan College shall be evaluated by this committee, which may request modifications to, approve, or reject proposed research.

The members of the IRB will be guided by the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report and the federal requirements (45 CFR Part 46) as they relate to the mission of the college. The nature and content of proposed research will be evaluated according to the specific policies and procedures listed below. Please see the IRB schedule for submission deadlines and meeting times.

  2013-2014 Committee Members

Jeff Snodgrass, Chair
Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, Professor of Healthcare Administration & OT
Rubye Beck
Professor of Sociology
Christine Browning
Associate Professor of
Counseling & Psychology
Tausha Clay
Associate Professor of Education
Beth Crouch
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Joy Drinnon
Professor of Psychology

Expedited Review

The IRB accepts proposals submitted for expedited review on an on-going basis. Persons submitting proposals for expedited review should expect to wait 2 weeks for a decision from the IRB. Projects reviewed under the expedited process, however, may at the discretion of the reviewer be subjected to full review.

Full Review

The principle investigator conducting research requiring full review may be required to be present at the meeting the project is evaluated (student researchers are strongly encouraged to have their faculty advisor attend the meeting if possible). Persons submitting proposals for full review must submit their proposal in advance of the scheduled IRB meetings as noted below (meeting are held in the OT Conference Hall in the basement of Hardin Hall):

Full Review Meetings

Submission Deadline*

September 23, 2014
11:15 am-12:15 pm

September 9, 2014
5:00 pm

October 21, 2014
11:15 am-12:15 pm

October 7, 2014
5:00 pm

November 18, 2014
11:15 am-12:15 pm

November 4, 2014
5:00 pm

* Proposals received after the submission deadline will be reviewed at the next scheduled IRB meeting.

Please follow the links above to submit an online application.