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Research Ethics:
Office Hours

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office Hours

In a group advising format, an IRB member will help students brainstorm solutions to ethical challenges in doctoral research, including:

  • setting up partnerships with sites
  • recruiting participants
  • different ways to obtain and document consent
  • minimizing risks for participants
  • maintaining data privacy
  • managing dual roles and possible conflicts of interest
  • sharing results with stakeholders

Bring your questions. Explore solutions. Learn from other students’ questions and ideas.

Please note that the IRB member hosting office hours cannot provide verbal approval or updates about the status of a particular submitted application. Inquiries regarding status updates need to be emailed to the Research Ethics Support Specialists via

Hours are in Eastern time. Convert hours to your time zone.


Go to the Zoom Meeting Room at the listed dates and times (times listed are in Eastern time) .

Office Hours are provided via Zoom, which is a video conference meeting space. If this is your first time using Zoom, you might be prompted to install the Zoom plugins in order to use this service. If you have trouble connecting, please email your research ethics question to

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