The MxCC Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee responsible for reviewing, monitoring and, where appropriate, approving human subjects research to ensure the ethical treatment of all subjects.  Where ethical concerns exist about a protocol, the IRB will advise the researcher on revisions that will allow the research to proceed. The committee is committed to the protection of human subjects while advancing knowledge and facilitating high quality research.  The committee follows the regulations and policies of the Office of Human Research Protections at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and falls under Institutional Research at MxCC.

Committee members

  • Andrea Gurmankin Levy, PhD, MBe (Chair)
  • Paul Carmichael, PhD
  • Chris Gargamelli, DVM
  • Yi Guan-Raczkowski, PhD
  • Rebecca Loew, PhD
  • Izzi Greenberg (Community member)

Do I need IRB approval for my research?

All research involving human subjects requires IRB review and approval or a determination by the committee Chair that the research is exempt. Thus, all research involving human subjects must be submitted to the committee using the application below.

How do I apply for IRB approval or exemption?

Complete this application form and submit it via email to Andy Levy (alevy@mxcc.edu).

How long will review of my protocol take?

As a committee we are committed to turning around all review requests quickly, and “exempt” protocols will be especially quick. We aim to provide you a response within one week.

Where can I get more information about IRB regulations and policy?

  • Email any member of the committee
  • Review the information (including educational videos) at https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/

Can I appeal the IRB’s decision?

Per regulations put forth by the Office of Human Research Protections at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, IRB decisions are final (unless, of course, revisions can be made to bring the protocol into compliance).