Institutional Review Board

All research involving human subjects conducted at or through Dickinson State University, whether or not external funding is received, must have Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to project initiation. DSU students conducting research must be mentored by a faculty member. Federal regulations for human subject research established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and described in the Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR 46.

2016 -17 IRB members

Dr. Suzanne Russ, Associate Professor of Psychology (Chair), Dr. Karen Hale, Associate Professor of Sociology; Dr. Debora Dragseth, Professor of Business; Ms. Audrey Charchenko, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Dr. Chris Hertler, Practicing Clinical Psychologist (community representative)


To complete an IRB application, please complete the appropriate forms below and email them to Each member of the research team must submit a National Institutes of Health training certificate. The IRB meets on alternate Mondays in 2016-17 to review requests.