Policy on Research Involving Human Participants
Institutional Review Board Committee Members
Mount Union Faculty Members
Ron Mendel firstname.lastname@example.org (330) 823-4765
Kristine Turko (chair) email@example.com (330) 823-2557
Melissa Muller firstname.lastname@example.org (330) 823-2873
Spiro Mavroidis email@example.com (330) 823-3649
Katie Clark firstname.lastname@example.org (330) 829-8953
Andy Bain email@example.com (330) 823-2477
Jennifer Martin firstname.lastname@example.org (330) 823-3196
Kathy Ebberling, LSW, Alliance Community Hospital
Dr. Patricia Draves, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Univeristy
For Faculty, Students and Staff Conducting Research
Before completing an IRB application, you must first consider the type of research that you are planning to conduct. Your research will fall into 1 of 3 review categories: exempt, expedited or full. Once you determine the appropriate category, complete the research application. Please review the categories and associated materials carefully.
Exempt Review Category:
Exempt Policies & Procedures Packet
- Research that is anonymous, does not involve minors, and the collection of data poses no greater risk than normally expected on a typical day.
- One member of the Committee reviews these proposals.
Expedited Policies & Procedures Packet
- Research that may have confidential collection of data, and exposes participants to risk that is no greater than what they would normally be exposed to on a typical day.
- Two members of the Committee review these proposals.
Full Policies & Procedures Packet
- Any study involving greater than minimal risk requires a review by the convened IRB. This includes studies with vulnerable populations and sensitive questions as well as studies with the possibility of physical risk.
- Studies assigned to full board review are reviewed by all members of the IRB committee and then discussed at the meeting. At the meeting, the committee votes on whether or not to approve the study.
All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, as they are received. For full consideration, the committee requires two weeks to review materials prior to the monthly meeting. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month.