What We Do
The Augsburg College Institutional Review Board (IRB) exists as a safeguard to promote ethical and responsible treatment of human subjects/participants in research. Augsburg College and federal policies require that each project involving studies with human subjects be reviewed to consider:
- The rights and welfare of the subjects involved,
- The appropriateness of methods used to secure informed consent, and
- The balance of risks and potential benefits of the investigation.
The ultimate responsibility for treatment of human research subjects rests with the researcher and with Augsburg College. Researcher’s informed and enthusiastic participation in this process helps to ensure a positive, ethical, and responsible climate for scholarly research at Augsburg College.
The Augsburg College Institutional Review Board has registered with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In addition, the Augsburg IRB has been approved by the Office of Human Research Protections of HHS. Augsburg has received Federalwide Assurance indicating our compliancewith terms of the Office for Human Research Protections terms and guidelines.
Education: It is expected that all research investigators will read all material on the IRB website and fully complete the application for IRB approval. The IRB will provide IRB members and research investigators with more information regarding the protection of human subjects upon request.
Guidelines for submission: Send an electronic copy of proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
IRB members for 2012-13:
Chair IRB: Dr. Dawn Ludwig, 612-330-1331, email@example.com Office: Anderson 40
Elizabeth Ankeny, Assoc. Professor, Education
David Apolloni, Assoc Professor, Philosophy
Anthony Clapp, Asst. Professor, Health and Physical Education
Evren Guler, Asst. Professor, Psychology
Melissa Hensley, Asst Professor, Social Work
Joyce Miller, Asst. Professor, Nursing
Brenda Talarico, Asst. Professor, Physician Assistant
Hermann Weinlick, Community Member