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
Guided by the institutional Mission of Iona College and by its Catholic heritage, Iona's Human Subjects Review Board/Institutional Review Board (IRB) is established to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and, further, to promote adherence to the highest ethical standards in research on human subjects and human tissue by Iona's faculty, students, and employees. The efforts of the IRB are guided by the pursuit of wisdom, integrity and truth, and the common good.
Out of respect for the dignity of human persons and in pursuit of the goal of education toward ethical decision-making, the IRB seeks to protect the rights, physical and emotional welfare, and privacy of all persons who choose to participate as subjects in research by:
All research conducted by Iona's faculty, students, and staff involving human subjects or biological materials requires
review by the IRB. All research by others which involves Iona's faculty, staff, and/or students (including research
conducted offsite) also requires IRB review.
Purpose: The Iona IRB is an ethics board that is empowered to
Please use the links provided to the left to familiarize yourself with the IRB process. The How Does
the IRB work section offers general information about the IRB, while GETTING STARTED will
summarize the steps you need to take for approval. The two Decision Trees are flow charts which
will help you decide how best to proceed. The link for Sample Documents contains Sample
Consent Forms, provided for your use in producing valid forms. The necessary IRB application forms
and instructions, as well as a sample application, are found under Application/Notification Forms. Please
utilize these samples to avoid revisions that will delay the approval process. Information regarding additional
aspects of the IRB structure and process may also be accessed via links on the left side of this page.
The IRB is guided by the principles outlined in The Belmont Report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. LInks to this report and other relevant documents including the federal regulations (Title 45 CFR Part 46) may be found in the Websites of Interest tab.