2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) 
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2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Institutional Review Board: Information Required for Review

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Information provided to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) should be written in a nontechnical manner and should be suitable for understanding by a diverse audience.

While the information below is required, students must consult the Institutional Review Board web page for a full description of the IRB application and review process.

It includes:

  • A brief overview of the study, including research questions and/or hypotheses
  • A description of how participants will be recruited and selected for participation, including any advertisements, recruitment letters or scripts, and financial remuneration offered to participants
  • Statements of how informed consent will be obtained and how participants will be informed of the voluntary nature of their participation, including the right to opt out of the study without penalty, and the process of expressing concerns to the primary investigator
  • An explanation of the research methodology to be used, including copies of all data collection instruments (e.g., interview protocols, survey instruments, standardized and non-standardized questionnaires)
  • An explanation of how collected data will be stored and destroyed, including audio and videotapes
  • An explanation of what risks are involved, how participants are protected, whether risks to participants are reasonable in relation to anticipated benefits, if any, and the importance of the knowledge to be gained