Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a work group established by an institution to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in research activities. Federal, state and university regulations require all human subjects research conducted by Central Oregon Community College faculty, staff and students to be approved by the IRB before the research can be conducted.

For additional information, please see Instruction - Institutional Review Board

Current Members 2023-24:

Kirsten Hostetler, chair
Presidential Appointment, Science Rep
Term: 2023-26 
Matthew Novak
Science Rep
Term: 2023-26 
Forrest Towne
Science Rep
Term: 2023-26 
Jesse Hyslop
Non-COCC, External Representative
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Term: 2022-25
Kristin Lambert
Faculty Senate, non-Science Rep
Term: 2022-25 
Emma Chaput
Faculty Senate, Science Rep
Term: 2022-25 
Julie Downing
Instruction Dean
Term: 2023-26 
Sharla Andresen
Dir. of Contracts & Risk Management
Term: Automatic