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


Tim Moore

Dean, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Beth Orgeron

Dean, Van Wagenen Library


Ben Weikert

Assistant Professor, Animal & Plant Science


Tara H. Winter, Ed.D.

Vice President for Enrollment