Welcome to the Gallaudet University Institutional Review Board

CITI Requirement

All researchers working with human subjects are required by Gallaudet University to complete the CITI online certification training. It would facilitate the approval of your project if you send a copy of your CITI test results page directly Katherine.Spiegel@gallaudet.edu upon completion so that the review of your proposal can proceed.  Click here for more information

If You Are A Researcher

If you are a member of Gallaudet University and plan to run a research study here or off campus, then you must go through the IRB process. Similarly, if you are not a member of the University, though plan to run a study here at Gallaudet, then you will need to go through the IRB approval process. This process is to ensure the safety of the Gallaudet University community. Please view our Researcher Page for detailed information, such as:

  • How To Apply (The IRB Checklist)
  • Application
  • Sample Application
  • Sample Informed Consent Form 
  • Sample Video Release Form
  • Frequently Asked Questions

If You Have Been A Research Participant

The Gallaudet University IRB aims to support research participants. If you have never been in a research study and are 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 Participant Page for detailed information, such as:

  • What to expect as a research participant
  • Report a violation or adverse reaction
  • Give us feedback about a study you participated in

Information About IRBs

The IRB has a rich history here at Gallaudet University.  We have overseen just about 2,000 studies.  Please see the IRB Information Page for detailed information, such as:

  • What is an IRB?
  • Who is on the Gallaudet IRB?
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