Institutional Review Board

The Trinity College Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research involving human participants that is led by Trinity faculty, staff, students, or guests, or is conducted on our campus, or uses college data. Our mission is to foster the ethical treatment of human research participants, and to safeguard their welfare, rights, and privacy in accordance with federal and state laws.

Please note that the IRB has revised our website, forms, and procedures, and will continue to make changes into Fall 2016. For any questions, contact an IRB administrator (
Decision Tree -- Decide if your proposed study requires Trinity IRB approval
Learning Tools -- Understand the review process and prepare your application
Ethics Training -- Complete your online training, prior to submitting your application
Apply Online -- Start a new form, or request to renew or modify a prior approval
Policy Manual -- Read more about the mission and procedures of the Trinity IRB
Questions? Email us at or see contact information below:

IRB Administrators:

Carol Darr, Associate Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations
Trinity Commons 115
Phone: 860-297-2339
Kristin Magendantz, Director of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research
Trinity Commons
Phone: 860-297-5347

IRB Committee (2016-17):

Jack Dougherty, Professor of Educational Studies (IRB Chair)
Laurine Bow, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine
David Reuman, Associate Professor of Psychology
Kari Theurer, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Jim Trostle, Professor of Anthropology