Institutional Review Board

IRB Meeting Schedule

January 12, 2022

February 10, 2022

March 10, 2022

April 7, 2022

May 19, 2022

IRB Vacation Period: June 27, 2022 through July 15, 2022

IRB Vacation Period: August 22, 2022 through September 2, 2022

September 22, 2022

October 6, 2022

November 15, 2022

December 14, 2022

IRB Vacation Period: December 22, 2022 through January 3, 2023

IRB Policy and Procedures Updated

In January 2019, the Federal regulations that establish the foundation for the ethical use of human subjects in research, known as the Common Rule, were modified.  In response, WP separated the "IRB Policy" and "IRB Procedures" to establish a policy-based foundation for the use of human subjects while enabling the implementation of procedures that can be updated from time-to-time without needing to pass a new policy.  The Procedures implement the changes to the Common Rule.  

IRB Policy (Adopted by Faculty Senate and Provost, Spring 2019)

IRB Procedures (Adopted by the IRB, January 31, 2022)

Submission of Electronic "Virtual Signatures":

New Protocols: Complete and submit new protocols by email to The IRB will accept the following for documentable signatures: The email from the investigator submitting the protocol, an email from a faculty mentor (for student protocols) or department chair (for faculty protocols) or others as required stating their approval.

Annual Continuing Review, Modifications, Closure and Unanticipated Events:  Please use the online Continuing Review form ( If you have revised consent statements, surveys or interview questions, please forward them by email to

Other Questions or concerns:  Please email

Other Resources

New - Gift Card Purchase and Oversight SOP

Belmont Report

Office of Human Research Protection, Department of Health & Human Services

1800 Valley Road,
Room 218
Office Hours
Monday to Friday:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
by Appointment

Federal Wide Assurance for the Protection of Human Subjects for Institutions within the U.S.

IRB Registration Number: IRB00002064