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
Dr. Shaik Zainnudin  College of Engineering 334-724-4222
Dr. Lonnie Hannon College of Arts and Sciences 334-727-8830
Dr. Leo Upchurch College of Business and Information Science 334-724-4347
Dr. Emma Haley School of Education 334-727-8571
Atty. Crystal James College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Tracey Shannon School of Nursing and Allied Health
Mrs. Bessie Cooper-Harris, Community Member Non-Affiliated Member 334-727-1799

*Ex-Officio- Felecia Moss-Grant  

The Human Participants Review (IRB) Committee regular scheduled meeting date is the last Thursday of each month except December. All appplcations must be submitted a minimum of 10 working days prior to the committee's regular scheduled meeting,

2019 Meeting Dates:

October 31, 2019
November 28, 2019

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

The following documents need to submitted to the committee for approval:

  • IRB Application (see link below)
  • Survey Instrument, if applicable
  • Consent Form
  • Mandatory CITI Research Ethics and Complaince Training Programs (see link below )            

Human Participants Manual (Pdf)

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

Human Participants Application Form (Exemption) (Fillable)

CITI Programs  (Mandatory Training)

IRB Reliance Form (Fillable)