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Baruch Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a Baruch body consisting of faculty and one community member which must approve in advance all human subjects research involving Baruch personnel.

Professional ethics requires protection of research participants, and in addition federal law mandates that researchers working with human subjects acquire approval of an institutional review board.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a Baruch body consisting of faculty and one community member which must approve in advance all human subjects research involving Baruch personnel. The mission of the Baruch IRB is to facilitate quality research, with quality in this context emphasizing balancing risks and benefits for subjects.

A researcher at Baruch must complete computer based training and prior to each new research study submit an application to the Baruch Institutional Review Board. In brief, the application asks for concise descriptions of a study’s purposes, design and procedures. Important criteria for IRB approval include voluntary participation, confidentiality, informed consent, and limited risk.

Please visit the Baruch Institutional Review Board (IRB) web site at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/irb/ to learn more about the Baruch IRB including the following topics:

    • Baruch IRB
    • Current Members and Staff
    • Does Your Project Warrant IRB Review?
    • Computer Based Training
    • IRB Application Submission
    • IRB Approval Process
    • Schedule of Meetings and Submissions
    • Download Forms
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