Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The purpose of Lander University’s IRB is to review applications for proposed human subjects research and to determine adherence to the guidelines for ethical research. The board operates in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations for research with human subjects and in compliance with the policies set forth in Section IV of the Lander University Faculty Handbook.

Members serve three years terms and are eligible for reappointment at the end of their respective term. Current board membership is as follows:

Department Member
Academic Affairs Marie Nix, Chair
Academic Affairs Susan Going, Administrative Chair
Business Peggy Johnson
Nursing Liz McDowell
PEES Martin Carmichael
Psychology Deborah Acorn
Sociology Daniel Harrison
Outside Member Fran Annese

Mission Statement

The primary mission of Lander University’s IRB is to insure protection of individuals who will be the subjects of research. Lander University is committed to following the ethical standards and principles of justice, respect and beneficence, presented by the Belmont Report, as well as all applicable federal, state and local regulations, and university policies and procedures.