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    About the Institutional Review Board
    Students and faculty planning to conduct research with human subjects must receive approval from the Le Moyne College Institutional Review Board (IRB).   There are three categories of review: Exempt, Expedited, and Full Review, and the category of an application depends on the level of risk for the research participants. 

    Effective January 1 2017, the IRB will only accept applications from faculty, student, and administrative researchers who have successfully completed the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program online training course on human research subjects protection. Faculty sponsors of student researchers must also complete the relevant CITI Program course.  All researchers and sponsors are asked to include a copy of the completion report for their course when submitting their first application on or after January 1, 2017. Instructions for registering for the appropriate CITI program course can be found here: CITI Instructions

    Contact the IRB at

    Important Changes:

    The contact phone number for the IRB has changed as of May 2016: the new number is 315-445-5426. All consent forms submitted for approval must have the new phone number on it.

    Co-Chairs 2016-17
    Dr. Paul Blackley
    Dr. Mary Zampini
    Institutional Review Board Members 2016-17
    Abigail Baird, MEd. 
    Dr. Krystine Batcho
    Dr. Kara Keyes
    Dr. Christopher Morley, SUNY Upstate Medical University (outside member)
    Dr. Lynn Beth Satterly

    IRB Spring 2017 Meetings:
    February 7, 2017
    March 14, 2017
    April 4, 2017
    May 2, 2017
    Form Cs must be submitted one week prior to the meeting dates in order to be considered at that meeting. Form As and Bs have no deadline; they are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed in the order received.
    Send all application materials as an email attachment, including a scanned copy of the signed Form A/B/C, to Unsigned forms will not be accepted.

    In order to have their application reviewed, researchers must submit all of the following:
    • The signed Form A/B/C
    • Research Outline
    • All recruitment materials in their final form, including fliers and/or emails/letters to be sent to potential participants
    • All consent forms in their final form
    • All surveys in their final form (or a list of initial questions for semi-structured interviews)
    • A clickable link to online consent forms and surveys (if applicable)
    • Signed administrative consent letters for projects that intend to recruit subjects and/or collect data at a site outside the College (if applicable)