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Resource: SBER Guidance Document

This is an accompanying resource to the PRIM&R webinar, Omnium-Gatherum: An SBER Variety Show, presented on March 30, 2021.We have made this resource free and accessible to all as it may be helpful to anyone in the SBER field. For more information, and to view the webinar, click here

SBER Guidance Document

Due to the diverse methodologies, interdisciplinary nature, and broad implications of social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER), IRBs who review SBER are presented with unique challenges. In our webinar will addressed three topics:
  • Terms of Service agreements
  • Deception
  • Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) in the social sciences.

We provided a high-level summary, discussed the challenges that may arise, and shared tips on how to navigate the review process.

In this document you’ll find information and tables provided during the webinar and hyperlinks to accompanying articles and source material. Please note, the examples and approaches are not definitive, but highlight considerations and approaches for IRB review.

Tonya Ferraro, Senior IRB QI Consultant, Boston Children's Hospital Andrew Hedrick, Senior IRB Analyst, The Ohio State