Institutional Review Board Chair
Dr. Andrea Eslick
Fall term 2014
Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m.
Protocol Submission Deadline:
5 p.m. on Fridays
(Submissions after 5 p.m. will be considered the following week.)
Wartburg College promotes ethical conduct of research in all areas and takes pride in the quality of research conducted through its programs. The Human & Animal Research Review Committee (HARRC) serves as Wartburg College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and joint Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) with oversight responsibility for all research involving the area of human or animal subjects in accordance with federal and disciplinary regulations.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “research means a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.”
HARRC Activity Oversight Checklist
If you have answered yes to all of the questions above, then you need to seek HARRC approval for your research. If you have research or classroom activities that involve sensitive populations (i.e. children, elderly, handicapped, etc.) or involve significant stress to the participant, we encourage to consult HARRC if you feel it is necessary. If you feel your research may be exempt from HARRC oversight, please contact the chair of HARRC for clarification and confirmation. If you have not answered yes to all of the questions above, but require IRB approval, we would be more than happy to work with you to meet the ethical guidelines for your discipline.
If you are not affiliated with Wartburg College, but want to use Wartburg College resources to conduct your research and/or you want to collect data from Wartburg College students, faculty or staff members, please click on resources for external researchers link for more information on how to proceed.