Before submitting your IRB Research Application Packet to the IRB Compliance Coordinator, your faculty advisor for the research project must review your application forms, approve and sign your Form E and/or Form A.

All forms must be completely filled out with all required signatures PRIOR TO being submitted to the IRB Compliance Coordinator. If you do not have all required forms and answers completed and requested signatures, your proposal will be returned to you and your review will be delayed until all are received.

IRB Timetable

The expected turnaround times for the IRB committee to process applications are as follows**:

Exempt – 4-6 weeks
Expedited – 6-8 weeks
Full review – 8-10 weeks

**Assuming that the proposals are complete and that no major revisions are requested. Please allow enough time for review.

Submitting Forms and Contact Information

Submit all completed electronic forms (with signatures) and all attachments to

Paper (hard) copy of requested items should be sent to:
Megan Bowers, SU Compliance Coordinator
c/o Office of Academic Affairs
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

IRB Committee Chair: Dr. Art Harralson (

IRB Representatives:

If you have any questions about whether or not your project needs to be evaluated or how to go about IRB submission please contact your IRB representative below:

  • Administration: Claressa Morton
  • Arts and Sciences: Kim Orrell, Scott King
  • Education & Human Development: Karen Huff, Dennis Kellison, Sarah Daniel
  • Business: Bob Bonometti
  • Conservatory: Stephanie Standerfer, David Zerull, Rosemary Green
  • Community: in process of being filled
  • Athletic Training:  Kimberly Pritchard
  • Nursing/Respiratory Care: Jennifer Matthews, Francie Bernier
  • Pharmacy: Art Harralson (chair), Marcia Brackbill, Richard Pierce
  • Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy: Ed Schrank, Ruth Maher
  • Physicians Assistant: Rachel Carlson