Department of Political Science Institutional Review Policies & Procedures

The mission of the Political Science Institutional Review Board (IRB), in cooperation with the College Wide IRB, is to protect the rights, welfare, and interests of human subjects recruited to participate in student or faculty research at Muhlenberg College.

The Political Science IRB is co-coordinated by Dr. Michele Deegan and Dr. Lanethea Mathews-Schultz. Please feel free to contact them, or Maureen Bayraktar, in the Department of Political Science should you have any questions.

The following resources and forms are designed to guide you through the IRB approval process, respond to commonly asked questions and concerns. Please consult these documents carefully.

Frequently Asked Questions about IRB in Political Science

Political Science Department Institutional Review Board Policies & Procedures

Request for Departmental IRB Approval

Check List for Applying for Departmental IRB Approval

Sample Informed Consent Forms

College Wide IRB Policy