Institutional Review Board

All research involving human subjects conducted at or through Dickinson State University must have Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to project initiation. This is true regardless of whether or not external funding is received. 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.

2019-2020 IRB members

  1. Dr. George Seror III, Assistant Professor of Psychology (Chair)
  2. Lucy Meyer, Associate Professor of Nursing
  3. Robert Fuhrman, Museum Coordinator & Historic Preservationist for the City of Dickinson
  4. Kostas Voutsas, Assistant Professor of Business
  5. Dr. Craig Whippo, Associate Professor of Biology/Co-Chair, Department of Natural Sciences


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 Mondays during the 2017-2018 academic year to review requests that are received by noon the previous Monday. Requests for review in summer or on designated breaks will be handled as they are received.