IGDORE aims to investigate the possibilities to open our own international institutional review board (IRB) for ethical review of internal and external research projects.
While many other independent or commercial IRBs focus on a more speedy and less bureaucratic process compared with the universities and hospitals, IGDORE would indeed also strive to make the process as efficient as possible, but we would add a focus on reviewing the research project’s replicability and transparency from the perspective of the research subjects. In line with this would the IRB process and decisions be made publicly available online (i.e., no “black boxes”).
External researchers would turn to our IRB for a rigorous and state-of-the-art ethical review process, not to get a quick yes. In addition should IGDORE’s IRB meet national requirements in selected legislations where our researchers can conduct their work.
We are currently looking for researchers and academic administrators, with relevant experience and knowledge, who would be interested in working with us to (1) investigate the possibilities, and (2) set up a first IRB for IGDORE in a selected legislation.
The work would be on a volunteer basis, at least during the first phase of the project.
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