Institutional Review Board
Welcome to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's Institutional Review Board (IRB) Processing site, the central place for students and faculty conducting research and for faculty supporting student research.
Purpose of IRB
The Institutional Review Board examines all human subjects research proposals developed by students and faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. This review focuses on minimizing risks to participants, ensuring voluntary participation, and protecting participant's privacy and confidentiality. The mission statement of The Chicago School of Professional Psycology's IRB is as follows:
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will review and certify conformance of applications for research with human participants conducted by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology faculty and students.This review will be conducted to reflect the ethical principals outlined in 45 CFR 46 (the "Common Rule"). The IRB will also review and certify conformance of applications for research involving The Chicago School of Professional Psychology students, staff, and faculty or conducted on university grounds and extensions campuses. The IRB will encourage and foster ethical research at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
A Special Note About TCSPP Policy on Internal Survey Research
All internal survey research proposals related to operational activities and studies for internal management, including but not limited to research conducted for program evaluation, quality assurance, quality improvement, fiscal or program audits, and marketing studies will be reviewed by the Office of Internal Research (OIR) IRB representative. Individuals wishing to complete research for operational or internal management purposes must submit a proposal in accordance with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Internal Survey Policy to the Office of Institutional Research. If OIR determines that the research proposal is exempt from IRB review, the Office of Institutional Research will proceed with the review as described in the OIR Internal Survey Policy. If the proposal does not meet the requirements for IRB exemption, the Office of Institutional Research will advise the applicant to submit an application to the IRB for review. The Internal Research Survey Policy and appropriate procedures for submitting a research proposal of this type are on the IRB eGo page under the Additional IRB Resources tab.
For more IRB information, please direct all questions to:
For the 2013-14 Academic Year, the Campus IRB Chairs are:
Chris Leonhard, Ph.D., Chair
Paul Birch, Ph.D.