Institutional Review Board

Bowdoin College is committed to the proper and humane treatment of all human research subjects. All members of the College - faculty, staff, and students alike - are expected to show respect and regard for any living creature subjected to investigative procedures. The dignity and privacy of human subjects are to be respected. Awareness and discussion of these issues are part of the professional development and responsibility of faculty and the education of students.

The IRB requests that Principal Investigators (PI) submit their protocols at least two week in advance of scheduled IRB meetings to give the committee enough time for proper review.  Protocols submitted in less time may not be reviewed until the next scheduled meeting. Even for projects not requiring full committee review (including modifications or continuing reviews of existing protocols), investigators should allow two weeks for appropriate review.

2014-2015 Committee Members:

  • Faculty: Michael Danahy (16), Erika Nyhus (17), Samuel P. Putnam, Chair (16), Krista Van Vleet (17)
  • Staff: Cara Martin-Tetreault, Director of Sponsored Research
  • Others : Herbert Paris (community member)

Committee Meeting Dates:

  • September 18, 2014
  • October 16, 2014
  • November 20, 2014
  • December 18, 2014
  • January 22, 2015
  • February 26, 2015
  • March 26, 2015
  • April 23, 2015
  • May meeting TBD (if necessary)

No meetings scheduled during the summer

For more information about the role of the IRB, or for answers to questions about the submission process, please email or contact the IRB Chair, Samuel Putnam at 725-3152.