Most universities in the United States have a group that is charged with protecting the rights and welfare of human research subjects. These groups, often called Institutional Review Board, are mandated by Federal government regulations. Social and behavioral scientists must comply with these boards. This panel will discuss the history behind Institutional Review Boards, the various levels of reviews, and offer advice for dealing with the review process.
Slyke, Craig Van; Case, Thomas; and Conca, Christopher, "Panel: Institutional Review Boards: Why, What and How? " (2007). SAIS 2007 Proceedings. 50.