Institutional Review Board

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 top right corner.
  3. Type IRB in the Course Search block. (left side of screen)
  4. Place your cursor at end of IRB-Ethics_Tutorial_2018-19 over the down arrow and choose enroll.
  5. 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).

Meeting Dates

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

Upcoming meeting dates:

February 9, 2022
March 9, 2022
April 13, 2022
May 11, 2022


The Committee currently has the following members:

    * 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.

    Please Note:
    All applications are designed to be completed easily on your own computer.  You will need to allow the macros to run when you open the documents. (Please also note you need Office 2010 to type directly into these documents.  Mac users may experience difficulty with these forms if they do not have Word 2011.  For an older version of the application, please email your request and the type of application you need to If you do not get a response within 5 days, please email the IRB chair for assistance.)
    Please read the instructions (downloadable above) for information on forwarding your application to the Chair.  Our address is  Dominican University, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY 10962  (make sure you put the IRB chairperson’s name first; see list of members on this page for current chair).