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Institutional Review Board

Michele Yurecko, Ph.D.
Santa Rita 406

Phone: (973) 290-4036

Institutional Review Board

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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established to ensure that research conducted by faculty, students and staff promotes SEU's commitment to honor the intrinsic worth of all individuals. Following federal guidelines, the IRB reviews proposals to assess the potential risks of participating in a research study and the degree to which individuals freely consent to participate. The IRB also considers researchers' safeguards to preserve participants' confidentiality.

The IRB meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters. Summer meetings are scheduled as needed. Faculty interested in having timely reviews of student proposals are invited to contact the Chair to make arrangements.

Important Dates

Researchers must use the IRB Submission Form and appropriate Consent Forms and submit to

Student researchers must also submit a memo or email acknowledgement from the faculty advisor approving submission of the IRB application.

IRB Meeting Dates and Application Due Dates

Fall 2023

The SEU IRB will meet on the following Mondays of each month. Applications will be due 10 days prior.

  • Meeting September 18
    Applications due Friday, September 8
  • Meeting October 16
    Applications due Friday, October 6
  • Meeting November 20
    Applications due Friday, November 10
  • Meeting December 11
    Applications due Friday, December 1


During the summer, the IRB operates on a special schedule. IRB applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ad hoc basis.

2023-2024 IRB Members

The IRB consists of eight members: six elected faculty, one community representative appointed by the IRB, and the Chair, who is the Director of Institutional Research.

The terms of office and their respective disciplines of the members are detailed below.

Faculty Members

  • Dr. Caroline Bell (General Member, 2023-2026)
  • Dr. Patricia McQuade (General Member, 2021-2024)
  • Dr. Karen Fasanella (Education, 2022-2025)
  • Dr. Glen Sherman (Interim General Member, 2021-2023)
  • Dr. Marshall Strax (Social Science, 2021-2024)
  • Dr. Medea Valdez (Healthcare and Health Science, 2022-2025)

Community Member

  • Dr. Karen Stutzer, community representative


  • Dr. Michele Yurecko, Director of Institutional Research


How to Access the CITI Course

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