How are members appointed to the HRSB?
Members are appointed to the HSRB by the Institutional Official of the University. The President has designated the Vice President for Research and Economic Development as the Institutional Official for carrying out the University’s human research protections program. The HSRB consists of at least five members of varying backgrounds. HSRB members should have the professional experience to provide appropriate scientific and ethical review. The HSRB must have at least one scientist member and at least one member whose primary concerns are nonscientific. Additionally, there must be at least one member who is not otherwise affiliated with the institution (a community representative) and a prisoner representative for studies involving prisoners as subjects. The Mason HSRB has 12 members that include a prisoner representative.