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The Institutional Review Board is primarily responsible for evaluating, approving, and conducting reviews of any Gallaudet University research that involves human subjects. It is focused on protecting the rights and welfare of participants.
Regulated by the Federal Government, the Institutional Review Board is an important first stop for Gallaudet faculty, staff, and students planning to execute research on campus. Learn more about what needs IRB approval here.
If you have been in a research study and want to provide feedback or report an adverse reaction, we want to hear from you.
If you have never been in a research study and want to know what to expect, please contact us.
IRB has office hours Friday mornings (except when board meetings). Given current Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the IRB chair, Julie Hochgesang will be hosting virtual office hours. If you want to meet with her on Fridays (except when there’s a board meeting), please set an appointment using this Google Calendar link where you can share your communication meeting preference (e.g., Zoom meeting or text chat in Google Hangout). You can also email us at Contact here.
Gallaudet IRB meetings usually take place every third Friday of the month during the school year.
Please complete the form below for access to Gallaudet Cayuse Human Ethics. You will receive an email with login instructions after you have been added to the system. Please allow 2-3 business days for account creation. You must be a student, staff, or faculty member...
The following information will guide you through the IRB Process. If at any time you have questions, please email us at Contact here. You may also find answers on our FAQ page. All IRB protocol application forms are submitted via Gallaudet Cayuse Human Ethics. To...
If you are a student, faculty, or staff member of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, please use the tool to help determine your research will require IRB review or not. Submit IRB Review
You can only delete a study in Cayuse Human Ethics if you have not submitted an initial submission for it. If a submission has already been submitted, you will need to submit a "Withdrawal" submission. Are any submissions associated with your study? If not, go...
Please submit applications at least one month before the projected start of research. All IRB applications are filed through Gallaudet Cayuse IRB, which is available to Gallaudet faculty, staff, and students. If you are a first-time user of the system, please submit a request to...
Most research conducted for classroom assignments does not meet the definition of human subjects research. It is the instructor's responsibility to ensure the ethical conduct of research. Classroom research involving collection or utilization of data on human subjects will not require a review from the...
Gallaudet University faculty, students, and staff involved in "human subjects research" are required to complete research ethics training, such as those listed below: Students in Research (Students) Conflicts of Interest (Faculty/Staff) Responsible Conduct of Research (if planning to film participants) Collaborators and co-authors who are...
To learn more about research participation, visit the page "About Research Participation" created by the Office for Human Research Protections. Report a Violation or Adverse Reaction:If you would like to report a violation or adverse reaction about any Gallaudet University IRB approved research study, then...
All Human Subjects Research conducted by students, faculty, or staff of Gallaudet University must be approved by the Gallaudet IRB. If your research meets the definitions of both research (Section L) and human subject (Section E), you must complete the IRB process. Learn more about...
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Research is a systematic investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Activities which meet this definition constitute research for purposes of this policy, whether or not they are conducted or supported under a program which is considered...
As an IRB Researcher, you can create a new study within Cayuse IRB from your Dashboard or the Studies page. Click in the upper right-hand corner of your Dashboard or the Studies page. Enter the title of your study. This can be up to 600...
All IRB applications are handled through Gallaudet Cayuse Human Ethics (https://gallaudet.cayuse424.com/irb). If you are a first-time user, please submit a request to have Gallaudet Cayuse Human Ethics account created. Please check IRB Process on how to complete your IRB Applications. Here is the list of...
The following is a list of current IRB members. Name Title / Role Julie Hochgesang Associate Professor/LIN/Chair of IRB Gene Mirus Associate Professor/ASL&DST/Vice-Chair Shannon Augustine Manager/IT Consultant Kathy Arnos Non-voting Consultant Corine Bickley Non-voting Consultant Steven Collins Assistant Professor/DOIT Lawrence Pick (temp Spr '20) Professor/PSY...
First, consider the safety of your study team and participants. If any in-person interactions can be postponed, please do so. Immediately communicate your plan with all relevant parties. Make sure communication is accessible – consider everyone’s communication preferences and needs. Encourage your study personnel and participants to follow all precautions recommended by health professionals (e.g., District of Columbia Department of Health and CDC, also see resources at Gallaudet’s site for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Establish remote access for your work.
onsider this checklist developed by University of Washington, Office of Research.
Test your recording materials, and make sure that your video data is being recorded onto a device that has sufficient storage. Please be aware that many video conferencing software record only audio. You can make screen recordings using QuickTime or similar software, and you can back-up your data using a camera that is also filming your screen.
Some video conferencing software like Zoom allow for recording. You can directly store these in the cloud through your Zoom professional account for example and if linked to your ECHO360 account, the recording will show up there as well. If stored directly to your local computer, Gallaudet grants 1TB space size to faculty using Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive to store your information. You may need to drag and move your important files and documents from your office computer. It is recommended that you consider multiple backups of your data (both online using cloud storage and offline using external hard drives).
It’s up to the researcher(s) which format they’d like to use for consent and other forms. Whichever format they use, they must be stored for up to three years after the completion of the project. If electronic versions are used, researchers must describe how they’re keeping them secure in the consent forms.
Enrollment is just a way of saying how many people are involved in your study. It’s inherited from the federal regulations.
There is a “RETURN TO INVESTIGATORS” button you can hit to send the application back to the student, and reopen it. This can be found on the submission details page. You or the student could then make changes. (Unfortunately, you can’t make comments in the application for the student.)
You can only delete a study on Cayuse Human Ethics if you have not submitted an initial submission for it. If a submission has already been submitted, you will need to submit a “Withdrawal” submission. Please see our guide on how to delete a study in Cayuse Human Ethics.
The Cayuse system is set to send notices of IRB approval expiration starting 60 days in advance of expiration, and once every two weeks thereafter. Those reminders continue going out even after a renewal submission has been created. Their behavior is tied directly to the expiration date of the study and so those notifications will continue to go out until the review on the renewal is complete.
Upload the files to your Google Drive or OneDrive to a single folder and share that folder with us as a link. Please keep that folder active as long as your project is active.
Cayuse Human Ethics is accessible through single-sign-on with your Gallaudet credentials. If you are a student and using the system for the first time. staff, or new faculty member please request an account. Existing faculty have been pre-loaded into the Cayuse Human Ethics system.
No – they have to get a Gallaudet Sponsor and the sponsor has to submit for them. External researchers can be listed as unaffiliated key personnel in your Cayuse Human Ethics submission. They will not be able to access Gallaudet Cayuse Human Ethics directly but you can save a copy of the PDF and share that with them.
To add a faculty as your sponsor, please select co-principal investigator/sponsor and use people finder to find a faculty who is sponsoring you. The faculty sponsor is required to approve/certify your research.
If you submit a complete application (all details are complete and clear), an exempt review can take about two weeks. Applications that involve more than minimal risk or vulnerable groups can take longer since it may require discussion with the reviewer(s), modifications of your protocols, attending a convened IRB meeting, and so forth. Be sure to plan ahead. We recommend two months or more before you need to start collecting data. Also, if your submission is incomplete, this can hold up the process.
Your email address is likely different on CITI, please ensure you set your Gallaudet email address as a PRIMARY email address on CITI. Once it is set to your Gallaudet email, Cayuse Human Ethics will pick it up.
You can contact us with any questions.
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