Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Tulsa Community College IRB

The Tulsa Community College (TCC) Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that reviews all research that uses human subjects. Its primary purpose is to ensure that human research subjects are protected. This includes protecting the privacy, respecting autonomy, preserving dignity, minimizing risks while maximizing benefits to subjects, and providing adequate information to make informed decisions. The TCC IRB also ensures that the benefits and risks of research are equally distributed and that vulnerable populations such as children are given extensive protection.

In addition to promoting quality research, protecting human subjects also protects the researcher, the advisor, and college. Through IRB review, the IRB assists researchers in developing the best possible methodologies to ensure the best possible research outcomes.


The Tulsa Community College IRB Mission Statement

The mission of the Tulsa Community College Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to assist faculty, staff, and student researchers in meeting the highest ethical and professional standards for the use of human subjects in scientific research.

Tulsa Community College IRB Members:

Dr. Connie Hébert, Co-Chair - Associate Dean for Science and Mathematics, TCC

Dr. Jennifer L. Ivie - Co-Chair - Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, TCC

Dr. Cheryl Matherly - Vice Provost of Global Education, University of Tulsa

Dr. Jody Worley - Associate Professor of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma


For more details and to request an application, contact Dr.Jennifer L. Ivie at