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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board works to ensure that the college meets the objectives of protecting people’s privacy, health and safety, and people’s ability to participate voluntarily in human subject research.

Are you planning research or conducting a survey?  Follow STEPS 1-2-3

Step 1:  Complete the Research Notification Form and answer the TWO questions on the form (It’s really short!).

Step 2:  If indicated by Step 1, complete an Institutional Review Board Application. (Not all research needs an application, so check Step 1 first, and save yourself some time.)

Step 3:  Once you submit to the IRB (via email or by mail to Linda McCarthy,, you’re done for the moment.  The IRB will be in touch with you soon.  If you have questions, please call or email Linda McCarthy (x1154), Institutional Review Board Chair.


IRB members

  • Linda McCarthy, Ed.D., Faculty and Committee Chair
  • Trisha Bashford, Ph.D., Faculty
  • Martha K. Field, Ph.D., Faculty
  • Jennifer Burrill, M.S., Faculty
  • Amy Swisher, M.Ed., Director of Community & Public Relations, Bay State Franklin Medical Center

IRB meeting minutes