Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is tasked with reviewing all research affiliated with Rhodes College that involves work with human participants.  In reviewing these research proposals, our mission is to ensure all steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of individuals who participate as subjects in human research activities. The Rhodes IRB also seeks to ensure that the College and members of its research community are compliant with the ethical standards and regulations governing human subject research.


 Common Questions:

  1. What is the IRB
  2. Do I need to get IRB approval?
  3. How do I submit an IRB application
  4. What else should I know before submitting my IRB application?

For more information, please contact Dr. Kelly Weeks at


Spring 2024 Full Review Dates

The IRB will meet to evaluate applications requiring full board review on:

February 13
March 19
April 16

Applications must be received (sent to no later than one week in advance of these deadlines for consideration.  Additional meetings will be scheduled as necessary in accordance with the IRB handbook.  All exempt and expedited applications will be considered on a rolling basis.