Who We Are
News & Stories
Sep 30, 2022
August 20, 2023
June 29, 2023
June 24, 2023
University Wide Events
No Communication Compromises
Areas of Study
Changing the world
Community & Innovation
Research Experiences & Services
Your Journey Starts Here
Tools & Resources
Explore Our Campus
Oct 5, 2022
Meet the Team
Institutional Review Board
Fowler Hall 202a
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.
January 21, 2022February 18, 2022March 18, 2022April 15, 2022May 13, 2022
Cayuse Account Request Form from Gallaudet University.
How to submit an application to the IRB.
How to determine if your research requires an IRB review.
Procedure to delete a study in Cayuse Human Ethics.
A review of the IRB process.
Situations when an IRB Review will not be required.
Gallaudet University faculty, students, and staff involved in "human subjects research" are required to complete research ethics training.
Information for research participants.
Information about what needs approval from the IRB.
Class project form for the IRB.
FAQ and glossary with definitions of common research terms.
Online Resources for Analysis, Reviewing, and Research.
Sample documents showing the required information for an IRB application.
Information about the current IRB members.
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).
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.
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.
You can contact us with any questions.
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.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Copyright © 2022 Gallaudet University. All rights reserved.
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002