Institutional Review Board

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. Lewis-Clark State College holds Federalwide Assurance (FWA) through the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). LCSC's FWA number is 00025141.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will provide assistance with research applications that involve human participants for both students and faculty.

Activities that may require Institutional Review Board review and approval include:

  • Human participant surveys
  • Collecting or using data about humans
  • Use of human tissues/specimens
  • Activities involving interaction or intervention with human participants
  • Data about identifiable living persons when the data is not publicly available
  • Data or samples that can be linked to an identifiable living person

Assistance and Information

IRB Chair, Dr. Heidee McMillin, is available to consult with students and faculty. Professor McMillin will provide student help sessions to facilitate the application process. Please note, once dead week starts, there is no promise of any review activity on applications. Reviews during breaks are also on an as-possible basis.