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Observer Article

Moving Forward with IRBs: Best Practices

When the Columbine High School tragedy struck, APS Fellow and Charter Member Roxane Cohen Silver, University of California, Irvine, needed immediate access to the survivors to carry out her disaster […]... More>


Observer Article

Assessing Trauma and its Effects Without Distress: A Guide to Working with IRBs

Early in my career, an Institutional Review Board (IRB) I was working with insisted that a proposed study which included questions about sexual abuse was ethically inappropriate to conduct. The […]... More>


Observer Article

Talking With Your IRBs About Risk: Show Them the Data

Say you want to distribute a questionnaire to trauma survivors in order to study coping mechanisms. Your IRB says to you, in essence, “Hmm, writing about traumatic experiences will be […]... More>


Member Article

Replicating Milgram

Last month, we featured IRB best practices (“IRBs: Navigating the Maze” November 2007 Observer), and got the ball rolling with strategies and tips that psychological scientists have found to work. […]... More>


Cover Story

IRBs: Navigating the Maze

ay “eye are bee” and you’re likely to get responses ranging from heated exasperation to blissful contentment. Therein lies one of the most vexing problems of human research protection at […]... More>