Human Experimentation Review Board (HERB)

Board Members (Spring 2014)

  • Steve Jenkins, Ph.D., Chair, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Amy Eshleman, Ph.D., Vice-Chair, Professor of Psychology
  • Brian Palestis, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
  • Sarah Donovan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Shanti Hellerich, student
  • Maureen Marlow, IBR

HERB is an institutional review board (IRB) created by the Psychology Department to review the use of human participants in research at Wagner College. Students and faculty are encouraged to submit their proposals for the use of human participants to the HERB chair for review. HERB welcomes submissions from all members of the Wagner community regardless of academic discipline. However, medical research should be forwarded to the IRB of the appropriate affiliated institution.

Wondering if you need to use HERB? Or another IRB? Download this FAQ (updated!).

HERB is registered with the federal Office of Human Research Protections (Wagner College  IRB #1 - HERB). The files below will provide additional information about HERB and the application and review process.

HERB proposals may be submitted online through the form linked below or on paper. Paper submissions should be delivered to the Social Sciences Office (Parker Hall 211). Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

HERB does not arrange for use of the Psychology Department Participant Pool (open to psychology students and faculty only) but HERB approval is required prior to arranging to use the pool.


HERB Policies

Online HERB Application

HERB Application in PDF file

Status Report for Approved HERB Projects (Apply for substantive changes to an approved HERB project, update the status of a project, or report the completion of a project.)

Sample informed consent form (edit to suit your purposes)
Belmont Report (Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research)