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Human Participants Committee (IRB)

The Human Participants Review Committee is committeed to providing a safe and healthy work and study environment for faculty, staff and students. Tuskegee University currently has an Federal Wide Assurance number on file from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), for the protection of Human Subjects. Tuskegee University policy requires institutional review and approval of all activities that involve the use of human participants.

Members College/Department Telephone Number
Dr. Stephen Sodeke, Chairman College of Arts and Sciences  334-727-8210
Dr. Norma Dawkins College of Agriculture, Environment & Nutrition Sciences 334-727-8028
Ms. Febru Holston College of Arts and Sciences  334-727-8169
Dr. Shaik Zainnudin  College of Engineering 334-724-4222
Dr. Susan Key College of Business & Information Sciences 770-670-8916
Mrs. Bessie Cooper-Harris, Community Member Non-Affiliated Member 334-727-4732

*Ex-Officio- Felecia Moss-Grant  

The Human Participants Review (IRB) Committee regular scheduled meeting date is the last Wednesday of each month except December. All appplcations must be submitted a minimum of 10 working days before the committee's regular scheduled meeting.  Any application submitted after that deadline is generally reviewed in next month's meeting.  Applications received by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date will be considered for discussion at IRB Committee meeting that month. Otherwise, it will be reviewed the next month.   

2022 Meeting Dates:

January 25, 2023
February 22, 2023
March 29, 2023
April 26, 2023
May 24, 2023
June 28, 2023
July 26, 2023
August 23, 2023
September 27, 2023
October 25, 2023
November-NO Meeting 
December -NO Meeting
Submit one (1) copy of the application packet to Ms. Felecia Grant at Kenney Hall 44-328, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088 and email one (1) electronic copy to

Human Participants Manual (Pdf)

Human Participants Application Form (Full Board Review) (Fillable)

Human Participants Application Form (Exemption) (Fillable)

CITI Programs  (Mandatory Training) Take only the Social & Behavioral Research 

IRB Reliance Form (Fillable)

Additional Information:

Three Types IRB Review


Exemption Criteria