SEK Education Service Center Institutional Review Board
All research involving human subjects that is conducted at or sponsored by the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, whether funded or unfunded, and whether conducted by service center staff or others, must comply with applicable policies for the protection of human subjects. Under a formal assurance made by the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center and approved by the federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and per federal regulations, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is given broad authority and wide-ranging responsibilities for ensuring the ethical and legal conduct of human subject research. The IRB follows widely accepted ethical principles, legally binding federal regulations, interlocal policies, procedures, and practices, and other guidelines in carrying out this important responsibility.
You can contact us at [email protected].
IRB Board Members
July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Bonnie Houk, GPC, Project Manager of Grant Programs (Chair)
Lisa Chaney, Statistical Analyst (Vice Chair)
Dr. Michael Koonce, Director of Administrative Services
Cori Bohnenblust, Behavior Interventionalist
Marlene Willis, Medicaid Billing Service Coordinator (secretary)
Rachel Phillips, Project Manager
Dr. Ryan Vaughn, Director of Special Education Innovation
Dr. Farzana Sultana, Program Evaluator II
Dr. Lisa Pelkey, Statistical Analyst
Michael Bodensteiner, Retired Executive Director
Patty Carter, Director of Special Education, Alternate
Stacie Clarkson, Associate Executive Director, Alternate (until July 1, 2023)
Lillian Howell, Program Evaluator II, Alternate
Joe Dalgarn, Program Director, Alternate
SEKESC requires all IRB members and researchers (as appropriate) to complete IRB training and provide the IRB Chair with annual documentation of completing the training.
Training can be found HERE.
IRB Meeting Dates
The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center has established the SEKESC-IRB as its Institutional Review Board (IRB). The authorized institutional official for this IRB is the Executive Director of SEKESC, Girard, Kansas.
IORG#: IORG0006271 (valid through 5/10/2024)
IRB#: IRB00007545 (valid through 2/2/2025)
FWA#: FWA00031540 (valid through 7/28/2026)