Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office

Institutional Review Board

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The University is required to comply with the federal regulations governing review of research that involves human subjects (see the IRB Human Subjects Policy). Annually we must assure the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) that the University is complying with the requirements of 45 CFR 46. This is an NIH reference, but has been incorporated virtually verbatim into the regulations of 16 other federal agencies; additionally, the regulations state that the University will apply the same standards to all projects involving human subjects, regardless of funding or funding source. Activities are to be reviewed as proposals, and may not wait until funding for the activity is forthcoming.

The regulations then necessarily apply to evaluations, providing services, demonstration projects, and other activities not typically thought of as “research.” They are systematic collecting of data and they, by virtue of publication, public presentation, thesis, dissertation, or project report, contribute to generalizable knowledge. It is immaterial whether the project is funded by commercial entities, funded by governmental agencies, or unfunded. Any activity involving human subjects is subject to review, including soliciting questionnaires and surveys, videotaping activities, audio taping, observing behavior, and obtaining individually identifiable data about a person.

45 CFR 46 defines “Research” as a systematic investigation (i.e. the gathering and analysis of information) designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. (46.102(d)) For more information, view Is My Project Research?

45 CFR 46 defines “Human Subjects” as a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research: Obtains information or biospecimens through intervention or interaction with the individual, and uses, studies, or analyzes the information or biospecimens; or (ii) Obtains, uses, studies, analyzes, or generates identifiable private information or identifiable biospecimens. (46.102(e.1)) For more information, view Does My Project Involve “Human Subjects”?

IRB Name: Colorado State U IRB #1
IRB Affiliation: Colorado State University
Oversight Authorities: United States: Federal
FWA Number: 00000647 (expires 01/13/2027)
IORG (Institution/Organization) number: 0000122
IRB Number: 00000202 (expires 04/22/2024)

IRB Name: Colorado State U IRB #2
IRB Affiliation: Colorado State University
Oversight Authorities: United States: Federal
FWA Number: 00000647 (expires 01/13/2027)
IORG (Institution/Organization) number: 0000122
IRB Number: 00010468 (expires 04/22/2024)

The Institutional Review Board and Its Membership

Committee members must be familiar with the diverse regulations, including those of the Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Education, and the State of Colorado. They must be current on recent interpretations of the regulations from the federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and elsewhere. The federal regulations specify the minimum requirements for membership at §45 CFR 46.107.

Although they each represent their own academic expertise, they are committees of the institution and must reflect community and institutional values and standards. Committee members devote 7-12 hours per month, 12 months per year, to IRB meetings and protocol reviews; the IRB Chairs are involved in an additional 25 hours or more per month reviewing responses and protocols, discussions with researchers, and problem resolution. Membership on the IRB is a service responsibility; members are not paid. The Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office (RICRO) serves as the administrative support unit for the IRB, acting on behalf of the Committees and serving as a consistent contact point and resource for information.

IRB members serve a three-year term, which may be renewed. New members are nominated by the IRB and appointed by the Vice President for Research in consultation with the Deans of the colleges conducting human research and the involved Department Heads/Chairs. The University’s Bioethicist is a permanent appointment. The rosters of the IRB are approved by OHRP to verify the committee is consistent with the intent of the federal regulations. Normally new members join at the start of the University’s new fiscal year, in July.

Biomedical (BMR) IRB (00010468)
Kim Cox-York, Ph.D.Chair BMR IRB, ScientificCSU RCR Coordinator
Jennifer Peel, Ph.D.Associate Chair, ScientificAssociate Professor, Epidemiology
Mark Hoenig, M.D.ScientificFamily Medicine Doctor, CSU Health Network
Ketul Popat, Ph.D.ScientificMechanical Engineering Department
Claire Padgett, Ph.D.ScientificCommunity Member, Retired Clinical Research OPS
Laura Jensen, Ph.D.NonscientificAssociate Provost for Planning & Effectiveness, CSU
BMR IRB Alternate Members
Angie ChromiakNon-scientificAssistant IRB Coordinator
Susana Muñoz, Ph.D.ScientificSchool of Education
Shannon Pipes, JDNonscientificExport Control & Conflict of Interest Officer
Natalia SanchezScientificCSU Adolescent Wellness Lab
Larissa CambelNonscientificCounseling and Career Development
James Stewart, MPH, DOScientificMedical Director, Health District N. Larimer County
Luke WhitcombScientificGraduate Student, Biomedical Sciences
Brooke Anderson, Ph.DScientificAssociate Professor, Environmental & Radiological Health
Kelly, DeBie, JDScientificDoctoral Student, Environmental Health, Epidemiology
Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) IRB Membership (00000202)
Matthew Rhodes Professor, Chair of the SBER IRB, Scientific Psychology Department
Moti Gorin Associate SBER IRB Chair, Nonscientific Philosophy Department
Suman Mathur Scientific Colorado Health Institute
Claire Chance Scientific Senior IRB Coordinator
Marc Winokur, Ph.D. Scientific Director, Social Work Research Center
Rich Cohan  Nonscientific Community Member
SBER IRB Alternate Members
Angie Chromiak Non-scientific Assistant IRB Coordinator
Susana Muñoz, Ph.D. Scientific School of Education
Shannon Pipes, JD Nonscientific Export Control & Conflict of Interest Officer
Natalia Sanchez Scientific CSU Adolescent Wellness Lab
Larissa Cambel Nonscientific Counseling and Career Development
James Stewart, MPH, DO Scientific Medical Director, Health District N. Larimer County
Luke Whitcomb Scientific Graduate Student, Biomedical Sciences
Brooke Anderson, Ph.D Scientific Associate Professor, Environmental & Radiological Health
Kelly, DeBie, JD Scientific Doctoral Student, Environmental Health, Epidemiology
Type of ReviewAverage Days to ApproveNumber of Current Active ProtocolsNumber of Amendments
Expedited Review33578263
Full Committee Review46
Amendments by Expedited Review7
Exempt Review17295

6 Month period from June 30th, 2013 – December 31st, 2013; Number of days are Calendar days