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Institutional Review Board

The Elmhurst University Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted at or sponsored by Elmhurst University.

The IRB evaluates potential risks to human subjects through initial and continuing review of research projects. It has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities that fall within its jurisdiction as specified by both the federal regulations (45 CFR Part 46) and local institutional policy.

Regulations and Guidelines

Educational Resources

Conducting Research with Human Subjects

  • Instruction and Training
    • CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)
      Elmhurst subscribes to this training program. New users: Choose “Register,” create your account and select Elmhurst University as your institution. If you are already certified through CITI from a different institution, you can add/change your affiliation and transfer your certification.

IRB and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Elaine Fetyko Page

Head of Technical Services, Associate Librarian, and Chair of the IRB and IACUC
A.C. Buehler Library

Laura L.O. Froeschke, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Melissa Giese, Ph.D.
Doctor of Veterinary of Medicine


Carmi J. Neiger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Geography and Geosciences; Adjunct Faculty, Urban Studies Program
Department of Geography and GIS

Penny Reiss, Ph.D., R.N.

Associate Professor, Nursing and Health Sciences; Director, RN-BSN Completion Program
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

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