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Institutional Review Board

Community College of Rhode Island is working collaboratively with URI IRB in research that engages in human subject research as described by the Federal Policy for the Protection of Research Subjects (the “Common Rule“) to allow the CCRI fulltime faculty to submit research proposals to the URI IRB for research consideration.

CCRI holds a Federalwide Assurance (# FWA00029034) with the Department of Health and Human Services. Under its FWA, CCRI extends the applicable regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services in Title 45 Part 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations to all research involving human subjects as defined by DHHS regulations regardless of sponsorship.

CCRI IRB will meet for the protection of human subjects, and describes the ethical standards and institutional commitments applicable to research proposals to the University of Rhode Island IRB to conduct human subject research.

Please see the information below if you have any questions regarding the Institutional Review Board, its processes, or how to submit an application for a research proposal. Please submit fully completed application to the Dean of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences.

2021 - 2022 Meeting Schedule

Review Date Calendar
Meeting Schedule Meeting Time Committee Director
1st Friday of the Month TBD Dean Suzanne Carr


  • Procedure
    • Full-Time Faculty from the Community College of Rhode Island will complete a submission application that will be reviewed by the CCRI IRB Committee. An application template will be located on the CCRI IRB webpage. The submission checklist is as follows.
    • Submission Procedures Checklist:
    • Complete the CCRI/ URI IRB Exempted Application Form (If research does not fall into the exempt categories, the researcher needs to submit an initial IRB application as a new study (refer to CCRI IRB committee for directions).
    • CITI training certificates for all investigators
    • If applicable:
      • Grant application
      • Questionnaires, surveys
      • Recruiting letter, email, or flyer
      • Letter of Agreement to participate in research from a collaborating agency, organization or institution
      • MA/PhD Proposal and signed copy of MA/PhD Proposal Approval Sheet
      • Informed Consent
    • The application will be reviewed by the CCRI IRB Committee according to the review date calendar. After notification of approval from the committee, the researcher will submit the following information to the URI IRBNet link:
      • Approved CCRI IRB acceptance letter
      • CCRI/IRB Exempted Application Form
  • Suzanne Carr, Dean of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences
  • Karen Kortz, Geology Professor, Co-chair of CCRI Honors Program
  • Open Seat, Full-time Faculty Member