IRB 101

Understanding Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements is fundamental knowledge for researchers and evaluators working in the United States and is also relevant to museum practitioners interested in engaging in research at their institution. IRB boards approve and monitor research to make sure that the rights of human subjects are protected. While the intentions of the IRB are clear, the purview and requirements for studies that must be submitted to an IRB are less so and may require researchers to make an informed ethical decision. The workshop content will equip participants to navigate this decision making. Content to be covered in the IRB 101 workshop includes: History for how IRB boards evolved What constitutes human subjects research under the purview of IRB Completing IRB applications for visitor studies research After attending the IRB 101 workshop, participants will be able to: Determine if IRB is required for an evaluation/research study Use appropriate language when speaking with an IRB about human subjects research Assemble information needed to complete paperwork for exempt and expedited reviews for commonly used visitor studies methodologies The webinar will be largely lecture-style. The presenter will take questions throughout the session and will follow-up with participants about any unanswered questions afterwards. The slides, video recording of the session, and examples of completed IRB applications will be made available to participants as part of registration. Presenter: Amanda Krantz is the Director of Research and Practice at RK&A and the Lead of VSA’s Professional Development Working Group.

June 23rd, 2021 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM