About the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB is a independent regulatory board of the University operating under a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) with the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Its actions are performed in accordance with ethical principles highlighted in The Belmont Report and must conform with all other applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.

The Board is authorized and responsible for (1) the review and approval of of each research project involving human subjects research according to federal regulations; 2) assuring that the ethical principles identified in the Belmont Report (Respect for Persons, Beneficence and Justice) will not be violated by the experimental procedures; 3) ensuring that subjects will be fully informed of any physical, legal, psychological, or financial risks they may incur, and 4) ensuring that the subjects and/or parents/legal guardians freely consent and/or assent prior to participation.

The IRB is also charged with the education of faculty, students and staff on topics of ethical responsibility for the protection of research participants.

IRB Calendar of Meetings

Monthly IRB Meetings for 2019-2020

The 2018-2019 Academic Year IRB meetings occur the 3rd Wednesday each month except as noted, and are held in Dickinson Hall, Cybercrime Conference Room. Exempt and Expedited applications accepted and reviewed during summer months.

Meeting Dates Due Date

September 18, 2019

September 11, 2019

October 16, 2019

October 9, 2019

November 20, 2019

November 13, 2019

December 2019 (Winter Break)

No Meeting (see below)

January 15, 2020

January 8, 2020

February 19, 2020

February 12, 2020

March 18, 2020

March 11, 2020

April 15, 2020

April 8, 2020

May 2020 (Summer Break)

No Meeting (see below)

June 2020 (Summer Break)

No Meeting (see below)

July 2020 (Summer Break)

No Meeting (see below)

August 2020 (Summer Break)

No Meeting (see below)

 

December 2019 and Summer 2020 Review Schedule (May through August) 

ONLY exempt and expedited projects are reviewed during December and the summer months. Please note that projects submitted close to Winter Break will not be reviewed until the office re-opening in January, 2020. 2019 dates: June 14, 2019 to August 2, 2019. Summer 2020 dates are currently pending.

IRB Committee Membership

  • Meeting Icon #2William Pat Schuber, Esq., JD, IRB Chair, Assistant Professor, Petrocelli College
  • Stefanie Ulrich, Ph.D., Acting Vice Chair, Director, Center for Psychological Services
  • Maryelena Vargas, RN, IBCLC, Ph.D., School of Nursing, University College
  • Julie Kalabalik, Pharm. D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, School of Pharmacy, Scientist
  • Cheryl Fittizzi, RN, BS, CIP, Community Member, Hackensack Median Health
  • Gwen Jones, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Management, Silberman College of Business
  • Katharine Loeb, Ph.D., Professor, School of Psychology, University College, Scientist
  • Carol Karpinski, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education, University College/Becton College
  • Prisoner Representative- TBD
  • Tarika Kapur, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University College
  • Jane Tsambis, MBA, University Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, Non-voting member
IRB Alternate Members
  • Kim Diccianni, BA, CIP, Human Research Compliance Manager, Grants and Sponsored Projects, Non-Scientist, Alternate for: Chris Ellen Cunningham, Diana Cvitan and Cheryl Fittizzi, Non-Scientist
  • Diana Cvitan, MS, MAT, Director, Office of Global Learning, Non-Scientist, Alternate for: Chris Ellen Cunningham, Cheryl Fittizzi and Kim Diccianni
  • Louis Ray, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education, University College/Becton College, Alternate for: Carole Karpinski, Ph.D. & Randall Westbook, Ph.D., School of Education, University/Becton Colleges
  • Randall Westbrook, Ed.D., School of Education, University College, Alternate for: Carole Karpinski, Ph.D. & Louis Ray, Ph.D.
  • Debbie Green, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Psychology, University College, Alternate for: Katharine Loeb, Ph.D., School of Psychology (Scientist)
  • Yong Guo, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, School of Pharmacy, Alternate for Scientist: Julie Kalabalik, Pharm. D., School of Pharmacy (Scientist)
  • Liza Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice, Alternate for: Tarika Kapur, Ph.D., & Kyle T. Kattleman, Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice, University College
  • Kyle T. Kattleman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Alternate for: Tarika Kapur, Ph.D., & Liza Chowdhury, Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice, University College
  • Meghan Guiney, Ph.D., School of Psychology, University College, Alternate for: Stefanie Ulrich, Ph.D. & Ben Freer, Ph.D., School of Psychology, University College
  • Ben Freer, Ph.D., School of Psychology, University College, Alternate for: Stefanie Ulrich, Ph.D. & Ben Freer, Ph.D., School of Psychology, University College
  • Dennis Scotti, Ph.D., Professor, Management, Silberman College, Alternate for: Gwen Jones, Ph.D.