Institutional Review Board

Please note, the IRB will be on hiatus August 12 to Sept 3, 2019

The Institutional Review Board is designated to review and monitor biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects. In accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services, an IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove research.

The IRB is co-chaired by faculty from the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Education, and its members are drawn from the various schools of the University. Individuals at Lesley University conducting research involving human subjects are required to submit an application for review by the IRB.

Institutional Review Board Information:

  • Process
    • Send all applications to: irb@lesley.edu. See current application form below.
    • Make sure last name of author is the leading text on all file names
    • All applications must be in MSWord or in a PDF
    • All applications must include a human subjects training certificate issued within the last 5 years for key personnel.

      Lesley Faculty, Staff, and PhD students are eligible for human subjects training via PHRP. Please contact the IRB (irb@lesley.edu) for PHRP access. Faculty advisors must request access for PhD students. 
       
    • Please allow 6–8 weeks for a full review
    • Expedited applications will take 4–6 weeks
  • Documents & Forms
  • Cochairs

    Robyn Flaum Cruz, Ph.D.
    Professor
    PhD Program in Expressive Therapies
    Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences
    rcruz@lesley.edu

    Ulas Kaplan, Ed.
    Associate Professor
    PhD in Educational Studies Program
    Graduate School of Education
    ukaplan@lesley.edu

  • Members

    Jason Butler, Ph.D. 
    Associate Professor 
    Expressive Therapies Division
    Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

    Beverly Evans, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor 
    Special Education Program
    Graduate School of Education

    Michele Forinash, DA
    Professor, Expressive Therapies Division
    Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

    Kazuyo Kubo, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Social Sciences
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Sue L. Motulsky, Ed.D.
    Associate Professor
    Division of Counseling and Psychology
    Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

    Jeffrey Perrin, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Psychology and Applied Therapies
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Public Member
    Margaret Migliorati, MA, LPCC, R-DMT
    Consult Liaison Services, Presbyterian Hospital
    mmigliorati@hotmail.com