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HOW TO WORK GET YOUR RESEARCH APPROVED THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW BOARD PROCESS
THE IRB Office of Research Administration
THE IRB The Process 1.Do the CITI training! 2.Complete the application. 3.All the signatures. 1.You, The PI, The Department, The Undergrads 4.Give to your IRB rep, who can be found here: 5.Wait!
THE IRB CITI training: Grad students: If you have undergrad assistants, make sure your undergrads take CITI training before working on your studies. CITI training is required, but after you’ve submitted your information once, you really don’t need to resubmit the certificate.
THE IRB Print your certificate out and give it to everyone!
THE IRB The Application IRB cover page Department cover page (if Psychology) The actual proposal and special signature section The consent form The survey (if applicable).
THE IRB IRB cover page _2013v2.pdf _2013v2.pdf
THE IRB IRB cover page (and other documents) Remember that the faculty member needs to be the Principle Investigator. What if you have more researchers? You can copy the page and keep going OR just create a word document with the information that’s on the cover page (name, college, department, , citi = yes)
THE IRB Psychology Department cover page: Psychology students only! Here’s the fancy fillable PDF! ogy_IRB_Cover_Sheet.pdf ogy_IRB_Cover_Sheet.pdf
THE IRB Psychology Departmental cover page: If you do the word version, be sure to put typed names on there.
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Description of the project Research protocol Participants Procedure Benefits Risks Minimizing risk (confidentiality section) Consent The big signature stuff.
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Description of the project: Explain the purpose of the project, including what you are wanting to test. You do not have to write a saga. References are ok/encouraged.
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Description of the project:
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Research Protocol: The big section. Participants, procedures, materials, data disposition, dissemination
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Research Protocol: (I always write mine like an APA section) Participants: General demographics of target sample – talk about where you are going to collect participants (SONA – PSY 121 participant pool), how many participants (30-50ish probably?), what type of participants (gender, general age, etc.), how long you think the survey will last.
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Research Protocol: Materials: What are people doing in the study? What survey are they taking? (You can attach one at the end, so you can be basic and say “see attached”). This part needs to be the most specific.
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Research Protocol: Procedures: Consent: how you will obtain consent – this section can simply be that you will voluntarily ask for consent (and they can quit at any time) at the beginning of the study. How are people taking the study? Online/in-person?
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Research Protocol: Study completion: What happens to the data when you are done? You can briefly state your hypothesis (since you may not know the analysis yet). You’ll want to state that you will be sharing the data in a publication or conference proceeding, if applicable.
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Benefits: What do the participants get out of the study? Why should we be doing the study? Think about this section as the direct benefits (credits, compensation) + generalizability section.
THE IRB The Actual Proposal: Risks: What are the risks involved in being in the study? Physical/psychological/sociological risks The best person to ask about this is your advisor or someone who’s done this work previously. Minimizing risk: If there are risks involved – what are you going to do?
THE IRB The Consent Form: Main page: Examples: av.pdf av.pdf
THE IRB The Consent Form: When do I have to have one? Just about all the time. Rare exceptions: Waivers: no more than minimal risk, waiver doesn’t adversely affect subject’s welfare, research cannot be carried out without a wavier. Research with publicly available data
THE IRB The Consent Form:
THE IRB The Consent Form: Description of the study Benefits + Risks Confidentiality Right to Withdraw IRB approval Statement of consent
THE IRB Attach all the things! Examples of the survey, protocol, etc. Find your department’s IRB representative: Get your materials to them