Institutional Review Board

The purpose of the Institutional Review Board is to protect the rights and welfare of research participants. 

Membership:

The Board has seven regular members with at least one member in a non-science field:

  • One member from the School of Science
  • Two members from the School of Education
  • Two member from the School of Liberal Arts
  • One member external to SMC
  • One ex-officio member, the Director of Institutional Research

 

The Review Process:

  1. Submit the application and supplemental documents in appendices.
  2. The Board reviews each application submitted before each deadline.
  3. The Board makes a consensus decision (i.e., approval, provisional approval, revision, or deny) and notifies the applicant in writing.
  4.  If a revision is requested, the applicant submits a revision with a description of how each revision request is reflected in the appropriate document. Once the Board receives the revision, a decision will be made and notified to the applicant.