Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness (IPRE) Office
Institutional Review Board

Chesapeake College encourages and supports the scholarly endeavors of students, faculty, and staff of Chesapeake.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) advocates for the rights and welfare of human research participants and promotes quality research by fostering an institutional culture embodying the highest ethical standards of research.

The Role of the IRB

The IRB at Chesapeake has the responsibility of overseeing procedures for carrying out Chesapeake's commitment to protect human subjects in research. The role of the IRB is

  • to review proposed research projects that involve the use of human subjects;
  • ensure that the individuals involved in the project are treated ethically;
  • ensure that all subjects are provided with substantial information about the study and consent to be a subject in the study;
  • and that all private information will be handled with anonymity and confidentiality.

IRB Guidelines (PDF)

The IRB can review, approve, and require modifications in, or disapprove research activities conducted by or through Chesapeake using human subjects. The IRB is charged with evaluating each project's compliance with standards in regard to issues such as informed consent, confidentiality, and any risk to participants, values to Chesapeake, and compliance with Chesapeake procedures.

For IRB approval, please complete the IRB Application and send to the IPRE office. (A PDF version of the form is available and can be sent by regular mail to IPRE, ATTN: IRB, Chesapeake College, PO Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679)

IRB Training Resources

General Overview of IRBs at Community Colleges (multimedia presentation)

For more information or questions on the IRB, please contact the IPRE office, 410-827-5859.

For more information, contact:
Vincent Maruggi, Director
(410) 822-5400 ext. 375

If there is inaccurate information on this page, please send corrections or comments to Vincent Maruggi