May Institute’s research efforts have grown exponentially in recent years and we thank our Institutional Review Board (IRB) for playing an essential role in this process. Guided by ethical principles set forth in the Belmont Report, May Institute’s IRB reviews all research proposals with the goal of protecting the rights and welfare of participants.
Serving as Chair of the IRB, Dr. Sarah Weddle oversees this process. Dr. Weddle shares, “I have really enjoyed how active our IRB has been in recent years. Not only do IRB members complete quality reviews, but they also assist researchers with meeting our standards moving forward. At monthly meetings, we discuss quality improvement and our processes. We have designed systems and enhanced our standards, and thus, we are able to support more student research, collaborate with other IRBs, and serve as a recruitment site for other institutions.”
May Institute thanks those who serve on the IRB for their invaluable contributions!