Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The goal of the MWCC Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of those individuals who agree to participate in research. The review and approval of proposals and activities by the IRB are meant to assist the researchers by having a review that will objectively analyze the potential risk involved to research participants, as well as ways to minimize that risk. As part of the process, the College IRB will evaluate the aforementioned ethical practices in determining risk.

Please review the full IRB policy and related forms below:

If you have questions, please contact the IRB Chair, Dr. Laurie Occhipinti by email or phone: 978-630-9350.

IRB Members

  • Laurie Occhipinti, Chair
  • Judy Fredette
  • James Korman
  • Heather Layton
  • Thomas Schilling
  • Jason Zelesky