What is the Institutional Review Board (IRB)?

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a group of adults knowledgeable about the federal and state regulations concerning experimentation.  The committee is responsible for reviewing all student projects with human participation (including surveys) to make sure that they are being conducted in a safe and ethical manner.

** Note: Institutional Review Board (IRB) officials are at the local school/ institution level where the experiment is being performed and can be supervised.  When required, the Form 4 must be signed before submitting forms to WSSEF.  WSSEF does not have an IRB and cannot sign or approve Form 4.  WSSEF SRC provides oversight to insure forms are completed only.

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