Wheelock College Institutional Review Board

2017-2018 Members

Dr. Kenann McKenzie-Thompson, Chair

Dr. Carie Cardamone

Dr. Ashley Davis

Dr. Lowry Hemphill

Dr. Sandy McEvoy

Dr. Janine Bempechat

Ms. Karen Burns-White, Community Rep

The mission of Wheelock College is to improve the lives of children and their families though intellectual work conducted in the arts and sciences, child life, education, and social work. We recognize that outstanding scholarship in each of these areas is a central means of advancing knowledge about the educational enterprise, and, more importantly, enhancing individuals' quality of life.

We believe communities, as well as scholarship, is best served by closely adhering to the highest standards of ethics in research. To this end, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Wheelock College is designed to protect the rights and welfare of human participants in approved research studies.

As an academic community, we recognize the need for clear standards and guidelines to ground scholarly inquiries. In this vein, all research conducted by faculty, staff, and student members of the Wheelock community must meet expectations and procedures set forth by federal bodies as well as relevant professional organizations.

The Wheelock College Institutional Review Board Guidelines for Professional and Student Research contains directions for how groups and individuals may receive permission to conduct research through the College. We hope that the manual will serve as a useful guide for your research. Additional questions or concerns may be directed to irbproposals@wheelock.edu.

2017-2018 IRB Monthly Meetings and Related Submission Deadlines

October 19, 2017, 3-4 p.m.
Deadline for submission of applications to be reviewed at that meeting - October 5

November 30, 2017, 3-4 p.m.
Deadline for submission of applications to be reviewed at that meeting - November 16

January 25, 2018, 3-4 p.m.
Deadline for submission of applications to be reviewed at that meeting - January 11

March 15, 2018, 3-4 p.m.
Deadline for submission of applications to be reviewed at that meeting - March 1

May 17, 2018, noon-1:30 p.m.
Deadline for submission of applications to be reviewed at that meeting - May 3

Important Notes

  1. Please read the IRB Overview of Processes and Procedures before submitting to the IRB. As noted in the overview, "For research courses, faculty may find it to be a useful exercise for students to complete an IRB application as a means of teaching about research and protections. This would be supervised and reviewed by the course instructor but not submitted to the IRB." If questions remain regarding whether or not a proposal should be submitted. please send these via email at irbproposals@wheelock.edu.
  2. Only submissions received via irbproposals@wheelock.edu before or by the deadline for a specific meeting will be reviewed at that meeting. All submissions received after the deadline will be moved to the following meeting's agenda.
  3. Relevant IRB links include:
  4. The Research Review Form, consent form(s), and accompanying materials should be sent in a single electronic file to irbproposals@wheelock.edu for distribution to the IRB. Page numbers should be added to the Research Review Form. The applicant should be available at the time of the meeting in the event that the IRB has questions about the application.

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