What is the IRB?

The Rhodes IRB consists of five members.

Jonathan Fitzgerald
Marianne Luther
Geoffrey Maddox (Chair)
Michelle Mattson, ex-officio
Robert McMillen
Evenlyn Perry

The Rhodes IRB reviews all research which:

  1. involves human participants on the Rhodes campus
  2. explicitly recruits Rhodes students, staff, or faculty

Research is defined by the Office of Human Rights Protection as “a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.”

Please consult this decision checklist to determine whether or not you need to seek IRB approval for your project.

The complete handbook of IRB policies and procedures can be found here