Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board oversees, reviews, and monitors research involving human subjects at Oakton Community College. The IRB assesses the risks and benefits associated with proposed studies and ensures that studies are ethically sound, have adequate protection, and obtain informed and uncoerced consent. All research involving human participants at Oakton must receive IRB approval in accordance with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations.

Committee Members

Maya Evans, Executive Director of Research and Planning
Greg Hamill, Professor of Sociology
Michelle James, Professor of Student Development and Psychology
Michael Kristiansen, Professor of Modern Languages
Kalpa Patel, Associate Lecturer of Biology
Andy Roach, Professor of Mathematics


Institutional Review Board Proposal


Sample Letter of Consent