Institutional Review Board

Cambridge College is committed to the guiding principles stated in the Report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, also known as the Belmont Report. The Belmont Report lays out ethical principles to which research in an academic institution must adhere in order to ensure the rights of subjects and the academic freedoms and responsibilities of researchers. As such, Cambridge College has filed a Federal-Wide Assurance for the Protection of Human Subjects with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Cambridge College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with reviewing and approving all research involving human participants conducted by members of the Cambridge College community. The Board is composed of scientists and non-scientists, members of the Cambridge College community, and non-affiliated individuals. Moreover, the membership of the IRB reflects the multiplicity of Cambridge College’s gender, ethnic, and disciplinary composition. Cambridge College’s IRB’s registration is IRB00007234. Cambridge College’s FWA registration is FWA00010125.

Cambridge College asserts that all research endeavors involving human participants conducted by members of the Cambridge College community should be conducted in accordance with the ethical principles outlined above and in the Belmont Report, however, not all research must necessarily be reviewed by the IRB.

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Handbook and Research Criteria

Proposal Forms and Templates

Consent Forms and Samples

Voting Members

  • Mark Rotondo, LL.M., Committee Chair, Law
  • Tracy McLaughlin-Volpe, Ph.D., Psychology
  • James Lee, Ed.D., Higher Education Administration
  • Joseph Miglio, Ed.D., Adult Education
  • Jessica Huizenga, Ed.D., Educational Leadership (Assessement), Community Member (Receiver of Southbridge Public Schools)

Alternate Members

  • Niti Seth, Ed.D., Counseling Psychology
  • Massomeh Namavar, Ed.D., Counseling Psychology