ESE Internal Review Board

Section Experimental Research

Application procedure

All research by ESE researchers conducted at the Erasmus Behavioral Lab (EBL) requires approval by the ESE Internal Review Board, Section Experiments (ESE 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 the procedure below.

If you wish to conduct an experiment in the Erasmus Behavioral Lab or in the ESE EconLab then you can do so via the “Initial screening questions experiments”. If you answer all of these questions truthfully with “no”, the ESE 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. If your research does not include the use of the EBL or the EconLab then you also have to complete the application form

The ESE IRB-E has six members. After filling out the complete application form, two members of the ESE 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 ESE IRB-E within two weeks in most cases.

Members ESE Internal Review Board

Section Experimental Research