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Associate Professor of Psychology; Chair of Health Studies
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Knox College is responsible for overseeing all research at Knox College that involves the use of human subjects. The ultimate goal of the IRB is to safeguard the well-being of individuals who participate in research conducted by Knox College and/or its faculty, staff, and students and to ensure that research occurring at Knox College meets accepted ethical standards. The Knox IRB also reviews projects conducted by outside researchers who wish to collect data from members of the Knox College community.
Most new submissions are evaluated within seven days. Studies involving vulnerable populations, elevated risk, or that do not qualify for expedited review may require longer for review. Please plan to allow for sufficient time for IRB review prior to beginning your research.
Andy Hertel (co-chair) (first reader, quantitative)
Jonah Rubin (co-chair) (first reader, qualitative)
Certain courses (e.g., PSYC 282, ANSO 301) provide training to students in the ethical conduct of research with human subjects. Additional training is available through the CITI Program or Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protection.
The CITI program operates out of the Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study. The College has an annual subscription that allows for unlimited uses of each module. First time users will need to register under Knox College. Complete the module for "Social and Behavioral Research Investigators” as well as the module on the Responsible Conduct of Research in the academic area in which they are conducting research.