Please include IRB in the subject line of all email communications.
Meryl Nadel, Chair
Associate Professor, Social Work Department
Phone: (914) 633-2471
Tresmaine Grimes, Administrator
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (914) 633-2206
First, review the documents posted on the IRB webpage of the Iona College website. The IRB will provide guidance in implementing federal regulations. The IRB can be a resource for investigators and staff and should be involved in your project as early as possible.
Applications may be submitted to the IRB at any time. If the application is determined to meet the classification of Exempt or Expedited, a response will be provided within three weeks from the date of application. Applications that require a Full Review will be considered at the regular meetings of the IRB. During the summer and winter breaks, this timeframe may lengthen.
The IRB will meet on a Tuesday or Thursday of the following months: September, October, November, December, February, March, April, and May, as needed. All applications for a full review should be submitted to the IRB no less than two weeks before a scheduled meeting. Applicants will be notified of the Board's decision no more than one week following the meeting at which the proposal was reviewed. All timeframes specified exclude dates when the college is officially closed. Under no circumstance may the researcher begin data collection prior to notification of approval by the IRB.
IRB applications usually contain, at a minimum, information that allows IRB members to assess:
In addition, the IRB must review: