We hope everyone had an enjoyable 2012-2013 school year and congratulations to the Class of 2013. The Board will convene again starting September, 2013. The schedule is currently being organized and will be posted as soon as possible. Please check back.
The IRB office is open through the summer except on Fridays from June 14, 2013 to August 2, 2013. All reviews are accepted. New Exempt and Expedited reviews are completed however, new projects that meet Full Board review requirements will be delayed until September. Please contact Kim Diccianni at 201-692-2219 if you have any questions or require any assistance.
NEW Forms Posted
New and revised IRB Application forms can be found NOW at "IRB Forms, Templates and Guidance Documents". Please note that the IRB will no longer acccept proposals using old forms.
Please check this site periodically for announcemnets, updates and form revisions. Feel free to contact the IRB Human Research Compliance Manager with any questions.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) was created to ensure and enhance the protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects as well as enhance the education of students, faculty and staff about their ethical responsibility to protect research participants. All research activities* are reviewed prior to initiation and at continuing intervals as required in the regulations, to ensure compliance with all ethical, professional, community, federal and state standards. The procedures and regulations followed by the IRB are in compliance with the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In regards to the review and conduct of research, actions by the Board will be performed in accordance with the ethical principles highlighted in The Belmont Report and DHHS policies and regulations at 45 CFR 46. Actions will also conform to all other applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.
The Board is authorized to and responsible for the review of each research project to determine: (1) approval of human subjects research according to federal regulations; 2) ethical principles identified in the Belmont Report (Respect for Persons, Beneficence and Justice) will not be violated by the experimental procedures; 3) that all subjects will be fully informed of any physical, legal, psychological, or financial risks they may incur, and 4) that the subjects and/or parents/legal guardians freely consent and/or assent prior to participation. The existence of the IRB is a condition with which the University must comply to accept federal funding, including student financial aid, scholarships, and research grants. No research project using human subjects may be undertaken without the Board’s prior approval.
Kim Diccianni, CIP William Pat Schuber, JD
IRB Compliance Manager
Becton Hall, Room 200
1000 River Road
1000 River Road
Kim Diccianni, CIP
William Pat Schuber, JD