IRB 2022-01-03T07:52:44+00:00

Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the IRB will remain open, however please be aware that there will likely be delays in the processing of application.

The IRB is currently making some changes to the board members including the Chair. We welcome the new Chair of the IRB Dr. James Mischler! We apologize for any delays due to the transition.


There have been many changes to the IRB in light of the new Federal requirements. Click here for a summary of the changes.  Please submit your complete application in one email with all necessary attachments to irb@nsula.edu

In compliance with policies established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), when human beings are used as subjects in research projects, safeguards must be established to protect the health, well-being and rights of the subjects. The Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects in Research–Human Subjects Institutional Review Board reviews all research proposals involving human subjects. University policy requires that all research proposals for which data is to be collected from human subjects shall be submitted to this committee to determine whether an exemption applies or whether a review is required. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to assure compliance with this policy in research conducted by either a student or the faculty member.

Board Members

Dr. James Mischler, Chair, Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development
Dr. Greg Handel (non-voting), Dean of Graduate School
Alysia Jones (non-voting), Office of Sponsored Programs