What is the IRB?

The Rhodes IRB consists of seven members.

Cara Djonko-Moore (on sabbatical leave for fall 2022)
Alicia Golston
Eric Henager
Darlene Loprete
Robert McMillen
Elizabeth Thomas
Kelly Weeks (Chair)

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