About the lecture
Navigating a new IRB can be a tricky process, even for seasoned researchers. This talk will discuss what projects require IRB review, and what types of projects will require varying levels of review. We will focus on classroom projects and how they are different from other types of submissions to the IRB.
About the speaker
David Comalli has a BA in psychology and PhD in experimental psychology from Temple University and NYU, respectively. Currently, he is the assistant director of the IRB at Temple University. In college he quickly became enamored with psychological and neuroscience research and began volunteering in Dr. Dianna Woodruff-Pak’s lab, testing various learning paradigms in mice and rabbits. He continued working in that lab for a couple of years post-graduation, then spent a year as an administrative assistant to the Temple IRB. In 2011 he began his graduate work towards a PhD in experimental psychology at NYU in Karen Adolph’s laboratory. His work focused on the development of motor decisions—how one chooses which action to perform under various circumstances. In 2016, after completing his PhD, he was offered a position at his alma mater, Temple University, as an IRB coordinator. As of last year, he was promoted to the assistant director of the IRB.