ERIM encourages all non-experimental research to be assessed by a recently established Internal Review Board. The aim of this assessment is to ensure that all research that is carried out by faculty members complies with good practice in terms of protecting the privacy and identity of human subjects in the collection, storage and publication of research data.
Researchers who wish their research to be assessed are requested to complete a brief survey with a set of screening questions. When your answers to these questions indicate that you have taken adequate measures to protect the privacy and interests of your research subjects, then the IRB automatically records this and grants permission to conduct the research. You will then also receive for your own records an email or letter with the formal response from the IRB.
If however your answers indicate a certain risk to the privacy and interests of the subjects studied, the Board will contact you.
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 email@example.com.
Complete the survey
The ERIM IRB for non-experimental research has members from across the ESE and RSM and with expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods.