News and Announcements

Post date 9-7-2016-Announcement: Effective immediately the Local Review Board (LRB) system of pre-review before the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process has been eliminated. For additional information see the LRB portion of our website. Also an Email has been sent to all active LRB members, IRB members, Deans, and Principal Investigators announcing this change. 

Post date 11-5-2015 - Announcement: The IRB guidance document on the Audio or Visual Recordings of Conversations was revised to reflect a revision to the state law. The revised document is posted on the Guidance section of our web page.

Post date- 8-11-2015- Announcement: The Office of Research Services announces the release of revised consent, assent, and parent/legal guardian templates to incorporate language for conflicts of interest, subject payment guidelines, and sexual and relationship violence reporting.

Post date - 5-22-14 -Announcement: Recently published research has indicated that data collected through Amazon MTURK may not be anonymous. The DePaul IRB has created template language that should be included in Exempt Information Sheets and consent documents when researchers collect data through the Amazon MTURK system. Please refer to the revised posted templates.  For additional information about the issue refer to the following article: