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COEGM Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The COEGM IRB meets three times a year on set dates to review faculty and student proposals for all research involving human subjects at the COEGM, in compliance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR 46.
All research involving any human participants or subjects legally requires IRB approval for the safety of subjects, researchers, and the COEGM. The COEGM and generally, peer-reviewed journals require that even researchers who have good reason to believe that their research is exempt has a second disinterested observer to confirm that. Here that "observer" is the COEGM IRB.
Surveys and research done for class assignments, which do not involve risk to human subjects, do not require IRB approval unless the information will be part of a published article or presentation.
Investigators who wish to register their research project with the COEGM IRB should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.