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Institutional Review Board

Dr. Karen Fasanella
& Dr. Patricia McQuade

Phone: (973) 290-4377

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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

Spring 2024 

For review at the monthly IRB meeting, applications are due approximately ten days prior, on the following Fridays. 

  • January: Applications due Friday January 19
    IRB Meeting TBD.
  • February: Applications due Friday February 9
    IRB Meeting TBD.
  • March: Applications due Friday March 8,
    IRB Meeting March 18.
  • April: Applications due Friday April 5,
    IRB Meeting April 15.
  • May: Applications due Friday May 10,
    IRB Meeting May 20.


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 seven members: six elected faculty and one community representative appointed by the IRB.

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 (General Member, 2021-2024)
  • Dr. Marshall Strax (Social Science, 2021-2024)
  • Dr. Nicholas Palmieri (Physician Assistant, 2022-2025)

Community Member

  • Dr. Karen Stutzer, community representative

Acting Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Karen Fasanella, Department Chair, Education
  • Dr. Patricia McQuade, Assistant Professor, Nursing


How to Access the CITI Course

Visit for step-to-step instructions on how to register for the CITI course as a new researcher.