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Institutional Review Board

The Augustana Institutional Review Board is a committee reporting to the administration and responsible for approving campus research involving human participants. Federal regulations and Augustana policies require all research involving human participants, with some limited exemptions, to be reviewed and approved by the IRB. This generally includes, for example, surveys of students.

To submit a proposal for review, complete the Request for Review Form electronically, and send it with any required supporting documents as an email attachment to

For more information, contact the committee chair, Dr. David Snowball, (309) 794-7581.

Request for Review Form

IRB Policies Manual

2015-16 membership

Dr. David Snowball, chair
Dr. Joanna Short, Economics
Dr. David McEchron, community representative
Dr. Sheila Goins, Business Administration
Michael Zemek, Music
Deb Vanspeybroeck, Counseling Services
TBA, student representative