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2017

Educational Psychology

Utah State University

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Institutional Review Board: Ally Not Adversary, Melanie M. Domenech-Rodriguez, Samantha M. Corralejo, Nicole Vouvalis, Alan K. Mirly Apr 2017

Institutional Review Board: Ally Not Adversary, Melanie M. Domenech-Rodriguez, Samantha M. Corralejo, Nicole Vouvalis, Alan K. Mirly

Psychology Faculty Publications

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) were developed in response to a historically demonstrated need for ethical guidance and accountability in research with human subjects. The inhumane and unethical treatment of prisoners of war and underrepresented populations in the pre-IRB era are the antithesis of today’s national and international acts, codes, and declarations. Over the last five decades of IRB-reviewed research, several concerns about the IRB process have been raised. In this editorial, we review common concerns regarding the scope and functioning of IRBs. We also review the updated federal Common Rule, effective January 2018, and discuss how some of the reviewed …