The Lawrence Tech IRB (IRB00005791, expires 01/19/2025) is organized and operated according to guidelines of the United States Office for Human Research Protections and the United States Code of Federal Regulations and operates under Federal Wide Assurance No. FWA00010997, expires 09/29/2025.
The main responsibility of the LTU IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of the human subjects participating in research conducted by representatives of Lawrence Tech (e.g., faculty, staff, students) as well as monitoring research development, testing and evaluation methods.
The LTU IRB is co-chaired by Dr. Matthew Cole, Interim Dean, College of Business and Information Technology, and Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering. The IRB is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff. The IRB is committed to maintaining the highest level of ethical standards to ensure protection of all human research participants. IRB approval is generally not required when human subjects data are used for "in-house" review, such as teaching evaluation, course evaluation, or quality assurance.
All human subjects research that is being conducted for grants and/or contracts requires IRB approval. IRB approval is also required if you plan on publishing the data beyond Lawrence Tech, such as in a conference presentation or journal publication. Please review the following flow chart on when LTU IRB approval is required: When is LTU IRB Approval Required? To begin the IRB approval process complete the Application for Approval to Conduct Research with Human Participants and submit to email@example.com prior to inviting any participants to your study.
To protect yourself and act proactively with regards to helping the IRB comply with federal requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Except for internal departmental, college, university, or other Lawrence Tech administrative purposes, such as teaching evaluation, course evaluation, or quality assurance, all requests to recruit Lawrence Tech faculty, staff, and students for participation in research will be made to email@example.com and will be accompanied by the Application for Approval to Conduct Research with Human Participants .
Dr. Matthew Cole , Associate Professor Management and Psychology, IRB Chair (Sole reviewer for Exempt and Expedited review paths)
Dr. David Svinarich, Vice President, Research/Academic Affairs, Ascension Michigan (External Member)
Dr. Therese Jamison , Director of Nursing
Dr. Eric Meyer , Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Julie Zweisler-Vollick , Associate Professor Biology and Biochemistry
Kathryn Wrench , Director of Sponsored Research & Institutional Grants