Free event: Navigating the IRB Process with the Society of American Archivists Committee on Research Data and Assessment

Navigating the IRB Process with the Society of American Archivists Committee on Research Data and Assessment

  • What: This is a 1-hour panel discussion about the process of getting approval from an institutional review board (IRB) for research on the archival field and related topics.
  • When: Monday, April 17, 2023, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm CDT. A recording of the event will be made available online for those unable to attend.
  • Registration (limited to 500 attendees)

The Society of American Archivists Committee on Research, Data and Assessment (CORDA)  is excited to present a free, one-hour panel discussion on navigating the IRB process for research on the archives and library professions. The process of seeking approval from an IRB is often perceived as a barrier to undertaking research that may contribute valuable knowledge to our field. With this discussion, we hope to answer the following questions:

  • What is an institutional review board and why do they exist?
  • Which types of research require approval from an IRB?
  • How does the IRB process look at different types of institutions?
  • What are some common mistakes people make when submitting their research to an IRB?

While the above questions are meant to guide the conversation, our goal is for this to primarily be an opportunity for attendees to get their questions answered by other professionals who have been through the process, as well as people responsible for reviewing research proposals. 

We are grateful to the panelists who agreed to participate in this event:

  • Susan Askren, Research Compliance Office, Smithsonian Institution
  • Adam Bailey, Senior IRB Manager, Social & Behavioral (Non-Medical) IRB, Stanford University Research Compliance Office
  • Amanda Hawk, Public Services Manager for Distinctive Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Margaret Hoogland, Margaret A. Hoogland, Clinical Medical Librarian, University of Toledo

As part of its mission, CORDA seeks to make the research process accessible to archival professionals, academic researchers, SAA group members, and others. We hope you will join us for this event!

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