2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
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Institutional Review Board: Membership

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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) consists of staff and instructors from each of Walden’s major research areas as well as one member not affiliated with the university.

The members of the IRB are selected by the school and college associate deans and are appointed by the executive director of the Center for Research Quality.

Selection criteria include

  • Content expertise
  • Research experience
  • Knowledge of professional and academic ethics

The IRB meets weekly and requires a quorum to take a vote. A quorum is considered present at a meeting when three-fifths of the members are in attendance. A majority vote can approve, approve with stipulations, or disapprove a research proposal.

IRB decisions cannot be appealed, but the IRB chair will work with the researcher(s) to get a proposal into an approvable state.