Institutional Review Board (CWRU IRB)

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The Case Western Reserve University Institutional Review Board reviews social science/behavioral studies, and low-risk biomedical research not conducted in a hospital setting.

Additional Information


The Office of Research Administration has implemented SpartaIRB, which processes electronic protocol submissions efficiently and improves business process.

SpartaIRB Information and Protocol Templates

IRB Contacts

Questions or feedback for the IRB? Contact any of the following individuals:

CWRU IRB Office (

  • Colleen Karlo: 216.368.0838,
  • Adelaide Lang: 216.368.6925,
  • Ginger Pomiecko: 216.368.4514,

Fax: 216.368.4679

Kim Volarcik - CWRU IRB Director

Lawrence Greksa, PhD - IRB Chairman

Barbara Lewis, PhD - IRB Vice-Chair