About Us


The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at GVSU is charged with reviewing all research protocols involving human participants to ensure research is conducted ethically and in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. The IRB is comprised of scientists, non-scientists, and community members.  The board composition meets the requirements to review human subjects research as established by the federal Office of Human Research Protections.


Contact Us:

Jeffrey Potteiger, Ph.D.: Authorizing Institutional Official, Research Integrity Officer, Dean of The Graduate School

Office Address: 310C Richard M DeVos Center

Email: potteigj@gvsu.edu 

Phone: 616-331-7207 

Kevin Lehnert, Ph.D., M.B.A.: Chair of the IRB

Office Address: 3116 L. William Seidman Center

Email: lehnertk@gvsu.edu

Phone: 616-331-7471

 

Tara Cornelius, Ph.D.: Vice chair of the IRB

Office Address: 1321 Au Sable Hall

Email: cornelta@gvsu.edu 

Phone: 616-331-8702

Robert Smart, Ph.D.: Vice Provost for Research Administration, Executive Director for the CSCE

Office Address: 049 James H Zumberge Hall 

Email: smartr@gvsu.edu 

Phone: 616-331-2281

 

Benjamin Vesper, Ph.D., M.B.A., PMP, CIP: Director, Office of Research Compliance and Integrity

Office Address: 049 James H. Zumberge Hall

Email: vesperb@gvsu.edu

Phone: 616-331-9137

 

Stacey Gardner, CIP: Research Compliance Specialist, Office of Research Compliance and Integrity

Office Address: 049 James H. Zumberge Hall

Email: gardnsta@gvsu.edu

Phone: 616-331-9453


Adverse Event Reporting

If you notice or experience an adverse event in human subjects research, contact the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity immediately! 

Office Address: 049 James H Zumberge Hall 

Email: rci@gvsu.edu 

Phone: (616) 331-3197 


Federalwide Assurance

GVSU's FWA#: 00002829 (Expiration Date: Jan. 9, 2021)

GVSU's Institutional Review Board is registered with the Office for Human Research Protections.