The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally regulated committee whose responsibility is to review and monitor research involving human participants. The IRB ensures that all research conducted through the College meets the following standards according the Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (Belmont Report, 1979):

  • research must maximize benefits and minimize harm;
  • participant selection is fair and equitable, and;
  • participants are treated with respect and must give informed consent prior to participation.

At Cazenovia College, only faculty can submit proposals to the IRB. Student research is encouraged at the college, but a sponsoring faculty member must submit IRB proposals.
Proposals for research can be submitted to the IRB in one of two ways:

  • research that is exempt from review under 45 CFR 46.101(b) can be submitted using the Exempt Research Form (please allow one week for review), or
  • research that requires full review by the IRB can be submitted using the Full Proposal Form (please allow three weeks for review).

Please direct all questions to the IRB Chair. Additionally, all forms can be submitted by email to the IRB Chair.
Emily E. Flynn, Ph.D.
Interim IRB Chair
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: 315-655-7890
Eckel Hall 213