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Institutional Review Board

Our Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and approves all research projects prior to implementation. Cynthia Arnold, LPC, is the chair, and members include academics, mental health professionals, students, and others. The IRB follows all relevant national and international standards, and every approved study is listed in an international registry.

The following files can be downloaded for use by IRB members and by those submitting proposals to the IRB.

IRB Standards

Code of Federal Regulations for Human Subjects Research

IRB Procedures

IRB Proposal/Application Form

Our IRB members are volunteers, including academics, practitioners, students, and people in other fields. IRB members are asked to serve on a review team now and then, to review research proposals. If you might be interested in joining our IRB, please e-mail us your interest and include your CV.