The Office for Research and Sponsored Programs

Hofstra Institutional Review Board

1. Get IRB Proposal Forms


2. Training in Basic Human Participants’ Protection

All persons conducting human subjects research must participate in a formal human participants’ training program before project approval is granted.

To provide documentation of training, Hofstra's Institutional Review Board requires completion of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. Register for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program. Help for CITI Learner Registration

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Hofstra University IRB Membership

IRB Committee Chairperson
Dr. Sarah A. Novak
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

Dr. Amy J. Catalano
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Dr. Janet L. Dolgin
Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Dr. Adam M. Gonzalez
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Professions

Dr. Holly Seirup
School of Health Professions & Human Services

Dr. Thomas Kwiatkowski
Assistant Dean for Education/Simulation
Medical Director, Patient Safety Institute; Medical Director, Center for Emergency Medical Services
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Dr. Daphna Motro

Dr. Rodney F. Hill
Associate Professor
Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Dr. Salvador Rojas-Murillo
Assistant Professor
DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Barbara DeVoe
Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Hofstra/Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Dr. Shane G. Owens*
Licensed and Board-Certified Psychologist
*Community Member

IRB Administrator
Ms. Sofia Kakoulidis
Associate Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs
Office of the Provost
Telephone: (516) 463-6810
Fax: (516) 463-6505

Help for CITI Learner Registration

From the Hofstra IRB home page, click on “Register for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program” > Register. 

Step 1: Find the box beneath CITI – Learner Registration > Select Your Organization Affiliation: Enter “Hofstra University”
Note: Do not use “Log In Through My Institution” at the top of the registration page to register.

Steps 2 – 6: Enter personal information to complete your profile.

Step 6: Institutional Email Address (required): Enter your Hofstra email address.

Step 7: Select Curriculum

  • Question 1 – Responsible Conduct of Research*
    Select "Not at this time" and continue to Question 2.
    *Please note this course is required for all undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers who receive National Science Foundation (NSF) funds for participating in any research projects funded by NSF. This course is optional for all others. Select at your discretion.
  • Question 2 – Would you like to take the Conflicts of Interest course?
    • This course is optional. Select at your discretion.
  • Question 3 – Laboratory and Animal Research
    • Not required of Biomedical or Social & Behavioral Researchers conducting research on human subjects.
  • Question 4 – Human Subjects Research
    • Select either "Biomedical Research Investigators" or "Social & Behavioral Research Investigators" depending on your area of study.
  • Question 5 – Institutional/Signatory Officials & IRB Chair
    • Select only if you are an IRB member.