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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

All research projects conducted under the auspices of the university (e.g., by faculty, students, or staff) involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the university's Institutional Review Board. Faculty, students and staff planning human research must submit requests for IRB approval prior to any data collection.

IRB Administrator

Contact Laura Martin for questions at research.compliance@unco.edu

Laura Martin
Director of Research Compliance, Animal Research Facility

Institutional Official (IO) for the Protection of Human Research Subjects

Jeri-Anne Lyons, Ph.D. 
Associate Vice President of Research & Dean of the Graduate School

IRB Voting Members



Phone Number

Michael Aldridge, (co-chair, 2019-2022

NHS Nursing

(Medical Consultant)

 (970) 351-1699

Sydney Bender, 2019-2022

Community (Unaffiliated) Member

(Prisoner Representative)


Silvia Correa-Torres, (co-chair), 2017-2023

EBS Special Education

(970) 351-2691

Heather Helm, 2017-2023

EBS Counselor Education

(970) 351-1630

Gary Heise, 2022-2025

NHS Kinesiology, Nutrition, & Dietetics

(970) 351-1738

Randy Larkins, 2018-2024

EBS Applied Statistics and Research Methods

(970) 351-2461

Nicole Morse*, 2019-2022

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

(970) 351-1910

Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Kyle Ward, 2018-2024

HSS Criminal Justice

(Prisoner Representative)

(970) 351-1072

Forrest Swick*, 2020-2023

Information Management & Technology

(970) 351-1379

* Non-scientist

Member Resources

Committee Member Streamlyne Manual