Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

NECC’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) inspects research proposals that affect human subjects to ensure that those subjects are protected. For more information, please consult the IRB’s Charter and Standard Operating Procedures.

IRB Members

Kelly Saretsky, Chair, 978-556-3866
Emily Gonzalez, 978-738-7492
William Heineman, 978-556-3339
Carolyn Knoepfler, 978-556-3541
Ingrid Skadberg, 508-854-7545
Francesca Gilkey, 978-556-3868

IRB Forms

Exempt Protocol Summary Form (PDF)
Exempt Protocol Summary Form (Word doc)
Full IRB Review Protocol Summary Form with Informed Consent Documents (PDF)
Full IRB Review Protocol Summary Form with Informed Consent Documents (Word doc)

Helpful Resources

ED.gov – ED Guidance on “Engagement” of Institutions in Research
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
OHRP Human Subjects Decision Charts
Student Records and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – Training Materials by Kenneth A. Tashjy, NECC General Counsel