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Committee Information

The Institutional Review Board protects the rights of humans in research and maintains confidentiality of data. History has demonstrated the need for appropriate oversight, which resulted in the regulations we have today.

Activities that may require IRB review and approval:

  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Interviews and focus groups 
  • Collecting or using data about humans
  • Use of human tissues/specimens 
  • Activities involving interaction or intervention with human subjects
  • Data about identifiable living persons when the data is not publicly available 
  • Data or samples that can be linked to an identifiable living person 

See FSH 1640.54 and 5200 for a detailed description of IRB functions, membership and human subjects research.

IRB Meeting Schedules

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets monthly. These meetings are open to the public. The meeting times are currently the first Tuesday of the month from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. during the academic calendar year. Should you wish to attend the meeting, please contact the Office of Research Assurances to verify the meeting time, date and location. You may reach us at 208-885-6162.

Committee Members

Sharon Stoll, IRB Chair

Faculty - Health Education P.E. Recreation and Dance
End of Term: 2018

Julie Fodor

Faculty - Center on Disabilities and Human Development
End of Term: 2019

Jim May

Faculty - Department of Movement Sciences 
End of Term: 2020

Travis Paveglio

Faculty – Natural Resources and Society 
End of Term: 2020

Janice Smith-Hill

Community member
End of Term: 2018

Todd Thorsteinson

Faculty - Psychology and Communication Studies
End of Term: 2018

Joseph De Angelis

Prisoner Advocate: Voting member only for prisoner-related protocols
Faculty – Sociology and Anthropology
End of Term: 2018

Alternate Members

Koun Eum

Alternate, Licensed Psychologist – Counseling & Testing Center
End of Term: 2018

Mikaela Marlow

Alternate, Faculty – Psychology and Communication Studies
End of Term: 2018

Jennifer Walker, IRB Coordinator

End of Term: 2018

Steffen Werner

Alternate, Faculty – Psychology and Communication Studies
End of Term: 2018

Dustin Worth

Alternate, Clinical Medicine Coordinator – WWAMI Educational Program
End of Term: 2018

Non-Voting Members

Audrey Harris

Director, Office of Research Assurances
Standing Member

Office of Research Assurances

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 114
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010


Phone: 208-885-6162

Web: ORA Website