Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The Augustana College Institutional Review Board (IRB) is established to ensure that the rights and welfare of human participants in research are protected. It is the responsibility of those proposing research with human subjects to be familiar with the Augustana IRB Policy.
The rules governing human subject research are described in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 45 CFR 46. Augustana's Institutional Review Board is federally approved and registered with the Office of Human Research Protections. The IRB meets regularly during the academic year and as needed.
Investigators, as well as any assistant directly involved in data collection, are required to provide certification of training in the protection of human subjects in research within three years of a project start date. This requirement may be satisfied through a free NIH web-based training.
Please feel free to contact Academic Affairs with questions or for guidance prior to submitting a proposal.
The IRB has developed several resources for investigators, who are encouraged to use these resources when submitting a proposal:
IRB Proposal Forms and Templates
- IRB Proposal Submission Form and Template (.doc, 23K)
- Investigator Agreement Form
- Adult Informed Consent Template (.doc, 18K)
- Parent/Child Consent Template (.doc, 17K)
- Cover Letter/Implied Consent Template (.doc, 14K)
- Media Release Form (.doc, 14K)
Policy and Procedures
for Dealing with and Reporting Possible Misconduct in Science
- Reviewer Checklists
Dr. Susan S. Hasseler
Dr. Karen Younger, Chair
Darla J. Werner
Dr. Olivia Lima
Dr. Stephen Minister
Dr. James Oakland, community member
Debra Langstraat, CIP, community member