Policy Statement

All research conducted by Dominican University staff, faculty, students* or other agents must receive Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. The IRB is an administrative body at Dominican University established by law to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the institution with which it is affiliated.

All applications/proposals should provide evidence of completion of an IRB or Ethics tutorial.  Dominican University Students and Faculty, can use the online ethics course at Blackboard. Directions to access the Blackboard ethics course are:

  1. Login into your Blackboard account.
  2. Click Courses in the left of your screen.
  3. Click Course Catalog in top right corner.
  4. Type IRB in the Course Search block
  5. Place your cursor at end of IRB-Ethics_Tutorial_2018-19 over the down arrow and choose enroll.
  6. Finally click Submit button.

Researchers who are not faculty, staff or students at Dominican University should email the IRB chair for further information on completing an ethics tutorial.

Investigators who have questions about forms or review procedures are asked to contact the Committee Chairperson or any member of the Committee.

Any students or faculty who will be submitting IRB applications to the chair's mailbox must also send an email indicating they have done so (or plan to do so).

Please submit applications a minimum of two weeks before the meeting at which you would like your materials reviewed.

Meeting Dates for 2024

February 7, 2024
March 13, 2024
April 10, 2024
May 8, 2024


Meeting time: 1:00 p.m to 2:15 p.m.

Institutional Review Board Membership

Kelly M. Johnson, PhD
Catherine Cavaliere, PhD, OTR/LCatherine.Cavaliere@duny.edu
Lisa Connolly, Administrative AssistantLisa.Connolly@duny.edu
Melody Hyppolite, Ph.D., MSWMelody.Hyppolite@duny.edu
Margaret DeLorenzo, MSN, EdDcMargaret.DeLorenzo@duny.edu
Ayse Ozcan Edeer, PT, MSc, PhDAyse.Edeer@duny.edu
Tara Parrello, Ph.D.Tara.Parrello@duny.edu
Carol Strax, Ed.D.Carol.Strax@duny.edu

To submit your applications please email them to the IRB at irb@duny.edu

    * Non-independent research conducted as part of a course assignment does not require IRB approval. See your course instructor if you are unsure.


    You must download and read the instructions before you complete your application.