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Contact Info for the Lindenwood IRB

IRB Director

Michael Leary MA CIP
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
(636) 949 4730

IRB Chair (St. Charles Campus)

Theodore Cohen PhD
Assistant Professor, History
School of Humanities
(636) 949 4817

IRB Chair (Belleville Campus)

Trisha Prunty PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology
Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
(618) 239 6314

IRB Members

 Current IRB Member rosters for St. Charles and Belleville campus available upon request.

Lindenwood IRB FWA and IRB Registration Info

Lindenwood University maintains a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). An FWA is a commitment to review and approve federally-funded or supported research involving human subjects in accordance with the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report and in compliance with 45 CFR 46. Documentation of FWA and IRB Registration is available upon request.

Federalwide Assurance Information

  • St. Charles Campus IRB - FWA00025683
  • Belleville Campus IRB - Pending

IRB Registration Information:

  • St. Charles Campus IRB - IRB00011061
  • Belleville Campus IRB - Pending

Lindenwood IRB Initiatives

The Lindenwood IRB engages a range of activities relevant to its role at Lindenwood University. Our office participates in the enhancement of the ethical conduct of research at the local and national levels by engaging in:

  • The Lindenwood University "IRB Together" initiative, which develops innovative and collaborative solutions for research compliance at higher education institutions, integrated with institutional accreditation and assessment goals
  • A partnership with the Library in developing community engaged research and health literacy resources for the St. Louis metro area
  • Production of the More Than Meets the IRB Podcast, in partnership with PRIM&R and Washington University in St. Louis, Human Research Protection Office (HRPO)
  • The Flexibility Coalition, created by University of Southern California - Office for the Protection of Human Subjects (OPRS)
  • The SBER Network, hosted by the University of New Mexico, Office of the Institutional Review Board


Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301