Committee members must be familiar with the diverse regulations, including those of the Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Education, and the State of Colorado. They must be current on recent interpretations of the regulations from the federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and elsewhere. The federal regulations specify the minimum requirements for membership at §45 CFR 46.107.
Although they each represent their own academic expertise, they are committees of the institution and must reflect community and institutional values and standards. Committee members devote 7-12 hours per month, 12 months per year, to IRB meetings and protocol reviews; the IRB Chairs are involved in an additional 25 hours or more per month reviewing responses and protocols, discussions with researchers, and problem resolution. Membership on the IRB is a service responsibility; members are not paid. The Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office (RICRO) serves as the administrative support unit for the IRB, acting on behalf of the Committees and serving as a consistent contact point and resource for information.
IRB members serve a three-year term, which may be renewed. New members are nominated by the IRB and appointed by the Vice President for Research in consultation with the Deans of the colleges conducting human research and the involved Department Heads/Chairs. The University’s Bioethicist is a permanent appointment. The rosters of the IRB are approved by OHRP to verify the committee is consistent with the intent of the federal regulations. Normally new members join at the start of the University’s new fiscal year, in July.
The membership as of March 2018 is as follows:
|Biomedical (BMR) IRB|
|Matthew Hickey, Ph.D.
|Regular Member, Professor, Chair of the BMR IRB||Department of Health and Exercise Science|
|Bruce Cooper, M.D.||Regular member, Physician, Community representative||Medical Director Health District of Northern Larimer County|
|Tammy Felton-Noyle, CIP, CCRP||Regular member, Scientific||RICRO|
|Steve Matthews, M.D.||Regular member, Physician||Hartshorn Health, CSU|
|Ketul Popat, Ph.D.||Regular member, Associate Professor, Scientific||Mechanical Engineering Department|
|Bernard Rollin, Ph.D.||Permanent Member, Professor, Non-scientist||Philosophy Department|
|Kimberly Cox-York, Ph.D.||Alternate Member, Instructor, Scientific||Food Science and Human Nutrition|
|Susan Gloeckner||Alternate Member, Non-Scientific||HDS Technology|
|Kirk McGilvray, Ph.D.||Alternate Member, Research Scientist/Scholar, Scientific||Mechanical Engineering Department|
|Jennifer Peel, Ph.D.||Alternate Member, Associate Professor, Scientific||Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences|
|Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) IRB|
|Gene Gloeckner, Ph.D.||Regular member, Professor, Chair of the SBER IRB, Social Scientist||School of Education|
|Matthew Rhodes, Ph.D.||Regular member, Associate Professor, Associate IRB Chair, Scientific||Psychology Department|
|Moti Gorin, Ph.D.||Regular member, Assistant Professor, Non-Scientific||Philosophy Department|
|Joel Painter, MSW||Regular member, Non-Scientific, Prisoner Representative, Community Representative||Jacob Center|
|Evelyn Swiss, CIP||Regular member, Non-Scientific||RICRO|
|David Williams, JD||Regular member, Non-Scientific||Department of Philosophy|
|Scot Allen, Ph.D.||Alternate Member, Non-Scientific||RICRO, Export Control|
|James Folkstad, Ph.D.||Alternate Member, Professor, Scientific||School of Education|
|Elizabeth Hicks, BS||Alternate Member, Scientific||Community Member|
|Olivia Kail, BA||Alternate member, Non-Scientific||Student Representative|
|Daniel Lennox||Alternate member, Scientific||Student Representative, Computer Science|
|Sarah Olson, MA||Alternate member, Non-Scientific||International Programs|