Meeting Dates, Deadlines & Reviewers

Submission Deadlines

IRB applications requiring full board review should be submitted to the ORC by a discipline specific reviewer no later than 10 working days before an IRB meeting. We cannot guarantee review by a particular committee, regardless of the submission date. Assignment of new submissions to an IRB can depend on the nature of the research and the number of studies already assigned to that board. 

Review for level I/exempt and level II/expedited research is ongoing. There are no deadlines for initial reviews and investigators are not required to attend IRB meetings.

All meetings take place at 12:30 p.m. Please note that if you are a student conducting research for your dissertation or thesis, you must be accompanied by your faculty adviser (who serves as the PI on the research) when attending an IRB meeting. 

All projects that require HIPAA Compliance review will be reviewed during a HIPAA team meeting on the the third Thursday of the month. This is due to the significantly increased number of requests that require HIPAA Compliance review. PIs will be invited to the meeting.

IRB Meeting Dates


2024: Jan. 23, Feb. 21, March 20, April 17, May 15, July 10, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4


2024: Feb. 7, March, 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, Aug. 7, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13

IRB Reviewers:

Chris Flessner (Psychology, Child and Adolescent; Arts and Sciences)

Gregory Gibson (Survey Research Method, Gender, Prosocial Behavior including Heroism; Arts and Sciences)

Joanne Caniglia (Education, K-16, Special Education; EHHS)

Angela Ridgel (Physiology, Psychology, Nursing; EHHS)

Yafen Wang (Nursing; Nursing)

John (Steve) Rainey (Lifespan Dev and Educ Sciences; EHHS)

Jill Kawalec (Podiatric Medicine; CPM)

Amy Petrinec (Nursing; Nursing)

Deborah Barnbaum (Philosophy, English, MCLS; Arts and Sciences)

Eddy Patuwo (Business, Business)

Marty Jencius (Lifespan Dev and Educ Sciences; EHHS)

Mark Lyberger (Education; EHHS)

Athena Salaba (College of Communication and Information; Communication and Information)

Sheryl Chatfield (Social and Behavioral Science;  Public Health)

Jeff Ciesla (Psychology; Arts and Sciences)

John McDaniel (Physiology, Exercise, Health; EHHS)

Kevin McCreary (College of Arts, College of Architecture and Environmental Design; Research and Economic Development)


Other Members

Clarissa Thompson (Psychological Sciences; Arts and Sciences)

Kevin McCreary (Director, Research Compliance (Alternate Chair); Office of Research Compliance)

Peggy Kramer (Nonscientist; Research and Economic Development)

Nichole DeCaprio (Alternate for Nonscientist; General Counsel)

Lisa Dannemiller (Chief Univ Physician; University Health Systems)

Kristy Pytash (Alternate Scientist, Education; EHHS)