Institutional Review Board Committee

About the Committee

Serving at the pleasure of the Director of Institutional Research, the purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee is to provide assistance and oversight for all Sul Ross State University research activities involving human participants that fall within its jurisdiction as specified by both federal regulations and institutional policies to ensure best standards and practices. The IRB Committee meets monthly to review research protocols submitted by students, staff, and faculty from all four campuses through the IRBNet organizational website.

Primary Responsibility Area: University-wide

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Membership as of Fall 2020
Deborah Derden, Chair Director of Institutional Research ex-officio
Dr. Bibi Gutierrez, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly Appointee through 2023
Dr. Chris Herrera, College of Education and Professional Studies Faculty Assembly Appointee through 2022
Dr. Jimmy Case, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly Appointee through 2021
Dr. Maria Gear, Rio Grande College–Education Faculty Senate Appointee
Larry Francell Community Member with Relevant Expertise