Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Research Participants
If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact Dr. Katherine Clarke, Chair of the Antioch University New England Institutional Review Board or Melinda Treadwell, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Meeting Schedule

Sept. 10, 2014
October 8, 2014
November 12, 2014
December 10, 2014
January 14, 2015
February 11, 2015
March 18, 2015
April 8, 2015
May 13, 2015

*Applications for full review are due one week prior to scheduled meetings. Exempt and expedited applications are accepted at any time.

It is University policy to reasonably ensure that the rights and welfare of human participants are adequately protected in research conducted under its auspices. In addition, both federal and state laws require this protection. In order for the University to fulfill its responsibility, all human participants research conducted under University auspices must receive appropriate review and approval.

The University has authorized the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review and approve human participants research. The IRB is a campus-wide committee made up of faculty, administrators, and at least one non-institutional member.

IRB Application Process for Antioch University New England

The AU IRB home is accessed at   There you’ll find FAQs and Five Steps linked to the Policy Manual, sample documents, ethics training modules, campus requirements and the online application.  Please work through all Five Steps. The ethics training modules require you to register with your AU ID and password. You must complete the ethics modules before submitting your application. To submit your application you also must sign in with your AU ID and password.

The online application includes electronic signatures. Once an application is started, it can be saved along the way. In addition, you can email the application to yourself from the initial Applications tab. Before submitting the project (using the submit for review button on the Submission tab), email the application to yourself and have your advisor and departmental representative review the application materials. Please ensure that your department representative to the AUNE-IRB has approved your application for submission before you submit it to the IRB online.

If you have any problems, please contact Katherine Clarke, Chair AUNE IRB, or your departmental representatives. If you do not quickly receive an auto-reply to your AU e-mail confirming receipt of your submission please contact Katherine Clarke.