Institutional Review Board

Mission of the IRB:


  • Ensure ethical treatment of humans in research that is supported by SUNY Cobleskill
  • Support the researcher in ensuring appropriate ethical treatment


For Researchers:


IRB Proposal Form with Detailed Instructions

  • Turn around time is usually about two weeks for an application
  • Collaborating on research with other agencies? Submit all existing approvals with your proposal. Submit your proposal >


Criteria for Exempt Status


APA’s Institutional Review Board (IRB): A Community College Planning Guide


The Office for Human Research Protections


Debriefing Guidelines (from Stanford University)


Consent Forms - Templates and Samples


Board Members:


Grace Begany

Assistant Professor, Business & Information Technology


Shannan K. Breault

Senior Counselor, Wellness Center


Susan Brodie

Secretary, School of Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences


Amy B. Corbett, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology


Barry F. Gell

Director of Research & Sponsored Programs


William M. Kelly

Assistant Director of Residential Life


Tina Mancuso

Associate Professor of Mathematics

The Sage Colleges


Ben Weikert

Assistant Professor, Animal & Plant Science


Tara H. Winter, Ed.D.

Vice President for Enrollment