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Institutional Review Board


The K-State Vice President for Research appoints IRB members and the Chair, renewable at the discretion of the Appointing Official. According to federal guidelines (http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/45cfr46.htm), the IRB must have at least five members, at least one who is not affiliated with Kansas State University, and at least one whose primary interests are nonscientific (these two attributes may be combined in the same member). The IRB may also utilize ad hoc reviewers in cases where additional or specialized expertise in protocol review would be of value to the IRB in its deliberations.

IRB Committee Members

Rick Scheidt, Committee Chair
Family Studies and Human Services

Cheryl Doerr
University Research Compliance Office

Heath Ritter
University Research Compliance Office

Nancy Muturi
Journalism & Mass Communication

Laura Brannon

Jessica Holloway-Libell

Earl J. Reppert
Community Member

Amber Vennum 
Human Ecology

Lisa Melander 
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Steve Warren
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Shelly Williams
Community Member

Sara Rosenkranz
Human Nutrition


Maggie Behnke
University Research Compliance Office