The Institutional Review Board exists as a standing committee. It consists of at least five members, including:

  • a member of the Psychology Department
  • a member of the Sociology-Anthropology Department
  • a member whose primary concerns are in non-scientific areas
  • a representative of the public from the local community who does not have active ties to the College or to the organization sponsoring the research
  • an administrator (ex officio)

The chair of the committee is appointed by the administration of the College. The community  representative is invited by the Dean of the Faculty to serve on a yearly basis. The community member may serve as many consecutive terms as he or she is invited to and willing to serve.

The members of the IRB for 2017-2018 are:

  • Tsuneo Akaha - MIIS GSIPM, International Policy and Development
  • Katie Gillespie, Dean of Faculty's Office
  • Julie Johnson - MIIS GSTILE, Translation and Interpretation 
  • Michael Linderman, Computer Science
  • Jennifer Ortegren, Religion
  • James Ralph, Dean of Faculty Development & Research (ex officio)
  • Andrea Robbett, Economics 
  • Martin Seehuus, Psychology
  • Michael J. Sheridan (chair), Sociology/Anthropology 
  • Bonnie Stevens (Community Member)

The IRB Administrator is Katie Gillespie. The IRB Chair is Carlos Vélez.