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Welcome to Wright State University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) website. Here, you will find everything you need to submit a human subjects research study for ethical review.

Office of Human Research Protections Program

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About Us

The Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) general information page is a portal to resources, expertise and best practices for researchers, participants, IRB members, and affiliates.

The HRPP is responsible for managing the Wright State's human research protections program. The HRPP staff provides administrative support to Wright State's Institutional Review Board (IRB). Research involving human subjects must undergo review by the IRB. The IRB is charged with the responsibility of reviewing human subjects research and ensuring compliance with federal regulations, state laws, and Wright State policies. The primary role of the IRB is to protect the safety and welfare of human subjects. The committee is composed of physicians, scientists, non-scientists, and community members with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of the research activities conducted at Wright State.  In addition to working with the IRB, HRPP staff also work directly with investigators and their administrative staff to facilitate submission of the required IRB documentation.

Contact Information

Whitney McAllister
 Director, Human Research Protection Program
 University Hall 374, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
937-775-4462 whitney.mcallister@wright.edu

Jodi Blacklidge
 Coordinator, IRB Compliance 1
 University Hall 377, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
 937-775-3974 jodi.blacklidge@wright.edu