Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Berklee College of Music Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all projects defined as research that will engage with Berklee community members as human subjects, including students, staff, and faculty, or that uses data provided by Berklee, whether research is carried out by faculty, students, staff, or an individual from an outside institution.

On this page, you will learn what research requires IRB approval, how to apply for IRB review, and how to obtain the required training for doing human subjects research. We strongly encourage researchers who are seeking approval to contact the Berklee IRB at BerkleeIRB@berklee.edu prior to submitting your application. Please include a description of your research. 

The Berklee IRB is registered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), IRB00010099, Federalwide Assurance FWA00026777.

Questions? Contact BerkleeIRB@berklee.edu.

Cochairs

Sharon Kramer, Dean, Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation
Mike Mason, Chair, Liberal Arts and Sciences


IRB Members

Alicia Bower, Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mike Duggan, Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Emerson College

Pete Dyson, Professor, Global Entertainment and Music Business

Dominick Ferrara, Associate Professor, Music Education

Erica Knowles, Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Judy Pinnolis, Associate Director, Instruction and Engagement

Becky Prior, Associate Director of Institutional Research