ERIM Internal Review Board

Section Experiment

Application procedure

All research by ERIM researchers conducted at the Erasmus Behavioral Lab (EBL) requires approval by the ERIM Internal Review Board, Section Experiments (ERIM IRB-E). This procedure should help you proceed with this application. If you conduct research outside of the EBL, but need IRB approval as well, you will also need to follow below procedure.

Note that in certain cases, such as processing (sensitive) personal data, you might have to provide the relevant board with a privacy assessment and a data management plan. They need to be handed in no later than the date of your application for ethical review. Plan enough time for these processes. Send the data management plan and the privacy assessment to

For the privacy assessment, contact Silvija Prancane at and for the data management plan contact Miriam Braskova at

Step 1 in this procedure requires researchers to respond to the “Initial screening questions experiments”. If you answer all of these questions truthfully with “no”, the ERIM IRB automatically grants permission to conduct this research. If you answer any of these questions with “yes”, you should fill out the application form for the IRB-E.

The ERIM IRB-E has six members. After filling out the complete application form, two members of the ERIM IRB-E will evaluate the research.

In addition to the broad VSNU criteria, your research will be evaluated in terms of the APA’s ethical principles and code of conduct and AOM’s code of ethics.

After submitting the application form, you will receive a letter with the response from the ERIM IRB-E within two weeks.

In case the two members who evaluate your research proposal disagree, the proposal will be evaluated by the full committee. The committee will base its evaluation on a majority of votes. The ruling of the full committee is binding.

In case you disagree with the evaluation of your proposal by the two IRB members, you can appeal to this decision. Researchers can appeal within two weeks to the decision by the ERIM IRB. To do this, notify the chair that you want to appeal to the IRB-E decision.
The proposal will then be evaluated by the ERIM IRB appeals committee. The committee will base its evaluation on a majority of votes. The ruling of the full committee is binding. 

Members ERIM Internal Review Board

Section Experiments