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Committee Information

The Institutional Review Board protects the rights of humans in research and maintains confidentiality of data. History has demonstrated the need for appropriate oversight, which resulted in the regulations we have today.

Activities that may require IRB review and approval:

  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Interviews and focus groups 
  • Collecting or using data about humans
  • Use of human tissues/specimens 
  • Activities involving interaction or intervention with human subjects
  • Data about identifiable living persons when the data is not publicly available 
  • Data or samples that can be linked to an identifiable living person 

See FSH 1640.54 and 5200 for a detailed description of IRB functions, membership and human subjects research.

IRB Meeting Schedules

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets monthly during the academic calendar year and as needed during the summer months. Please note that protocols must be submitted a week prior to the meeting date. Should you wish to attend the meeting, please contact the Office of Research Assurances to verify the meeting time, date and location. You may reach us at 208-885-6340.

Fall 2019

Meeting Date: 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug 15

Meeting Date: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 3

Meeting Date: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct 1

Meeting Date: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov 5

Meeting Date: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec 3

Spring 2019 - TBD

Committee Members

Sharon Stoll, IRB Chair

Faculty - Health Education P.E. Recreation and Dance
End of Term: 2021

Julie Fodor

Faculty - Center on Disabilities and Human Development
End of Term: 2022

Jim May

Faculty - Department of Movement Sciences 
End of Term: 2020

Travis Paveglio

Faculty – Natural Resources and Society 
End of Term: 2020

Janice Smith-Hill

Community member - Non-Scientist
End of Term: 2021

Todd Thorsteinson

Faculty - Psychology and Communication Studies
End of Term: 2021

Carrie Roever

Staff - Northwest Knowledge Network, Non-Scientist
End of Term: 2022


Alternate Members

Steffen Werner

Alternate, Faculty – Psychology and Communication Studies
End of Term: 2021


Special Members

Joseph De Angelis

Prisoner Specialist: Voting member only for prisoner-related protocols 
Faculty – Sociology and Anthropology 
End of Term: 2021

Dustin Worth

Medical Specialist: Voting member only for medical-related protocols 
Clinical Medicine Coordinator – WWAMI Educational Program
End of Term: 2021


Non-Voting Members

Audrey Harris

Director, Office of Research Assurances

Office of Research Assurances

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6162


Web: ORA Website