Assessment and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

Assessment and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

  • How IRBs interpret the federal regulations on research with human subjects varies from campus to campus.
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the:
      • November 1999 thread IRB Letters, initiated by Jamie Young.
      • October 2001 thread IRB Approval, initiated by Kevin Kinser.
      • January 2002 thread  IRB Approval and Assessment Instruments, initiated by Barry Jenkins.
      • August 2004 thread IRB is, initiated by Edward Grandpre.
      • September 2004 threads External Survey Requests and Passions Aside, IRB is Necessary, initiated by Karen Widbin and Mark Davenport.
      • September 2005 threads Policy About Use of Assessment Results for Personal Research Activities and Use of Assessment Results, initiated by Karen Widbin and Alan DuPont.
      • April 2007 thread On Assessment and IRB, initiated by Marsha Watson.
      • August 2009 thread IRB, initiated by Valerie Taylor.
      • April 2010 thread IRB’s and Educational Research, initiated by Curt Naser.
      • November 2010 thread Institutional Review Board & Assessment, initiated by Melanie Booth.
      • February 2011 thread An Bit of Friday Afternoon Diversion, initiated by Lea Campbell, and the follow-up threads An Bit of Friday Afternoon Diversion…Which has Spilled Over in to the Weekend and Monday Morning as well… and An Bit of Friday Afternoon Diversion – Now Bleeding into Tuesday. This request for information about institutions’ assessment climate became an extended discussion of assessment & IRBs.
      • October 2011 thread Asmt Ethics, initiated by Joan Hawthorne, and the related post Further Consideration Regarding Assessment Ethics. The main thread includes discussions of ethical standards for assessment and how institutional review boards (IRBs) deal with assessment activities.
      • September 2012 thread Student Services Assessment for Decision Making and IRB Approval, initiated by Brad Patterson.
      • May 2013 thread Assessment Data and Permissions, initiated by Vanessa Vacchiano.
      • May 2014 thread Publishing Assessment Results, initiated by Susan Warner.
      • June 2014 thread Request for Raw Student Engagement Survey Data, initiated by Laura Massell.
      • September 2014 thread IRB and Assessment of Student Learning, initiated by Carrie Nepstad.
      • November 2014 thread Survey Question, initiated by Susan Warner.
      • July 2015 thread Coordinating Survey Research with IRB, initiated by Vennessa Walker.
  • Related policy issues
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the December 2010 thread Policy Language: Collecting Student Work for Program Assessment, initiated by Melanie Booth.

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