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Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
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Chair: Julie A. Hochgesang, Ph.D.
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UPDATE: COVID-19 FAQs for Researchers.
IRB Meeting Schedule for Fall 2021September 17, 2021 October 15, 2021 November 19, 2021 December 10, 2021
IRB has office hours Friday mornings (except when board meetings, see dates above). Given current Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the IRB chair, Julie Hochgesang will be hosting virtual office hours. If you want to meet with her on Fridays (except when there's a board meeting), please set an appointment using this Google Calendar link where you can share your communication meeting preference (e.g., Zoom meeting or text chat in Google Hangout). You can also email us at IRB@gallaudet.edu.
An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee designated by an institution to review, approve, and conduct periodic review of research involving human subjects. The primary purpose of such review is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of the human subjects.
IRBs have been implemented around the world to prevent unethical treatment of human subjects. IRBs in the United States were established as an outcome of Senate hearings (1972) and legislation passed in 1974. Currently, the federal government regulates IRBs.
The following pages and links detail the Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB). If you are a member of Gallaudet University and plan to run a research study on campus or off-campus, you must go through the IRB process. Similarly, if you are not affiliated with Gallaudet University and plan to run a study on the Gallaudet campus, you will need to go through the IRB approval process with a Gallaudet faculty sponsor. This process is to ensure the safety of the Gallaudet University community.
All Human Subjects Research conducted by students, faculty, or staff of Gallaudet University must receive approval from the Gallaudet IRB. If your research meets the definitions of both research and human subjects, you must complete the IRB process.
Learn more about federal guidelines. Learn basic terms and definitions.
Use the IRB Determination Tool to find out if your study will need IRB approval or not.
The Gallaudet University IRB aims to support research participants. If you have never been in a research study and want to know what to expect, then please contact us. Similarly, if you have been in a research study and want to give us your feedback or report an adverse reaction, then please contact us. See the Research Participants Page for detailed information, such as:
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