Demystifying the IRB: A Very Important Session for All Doctoral Candidates

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The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs

Demystifying the IRB: A Very Important Session for All Doctoral Candidates

Demystifying the IRB: A Very Important Session for All Doctoral Candidates

Presented by Professors Alex Bowers and Lyle Yorks

Wednesday, October 28th, 7:00 to 8:30pm

In 109 Zankel.

Please RSVP by October 26th with Jolene Lane, Director for Diversity and Community Affairs at

For the past several years, the Office for Diversity and Community Affairs has been working in collaboration with the Office of the Provost to lead the Black and Latino Male Doctoral Education Initiative (BLMDEI).  All of the programs of this initiative are OPEN TO EVERYONE, however the initiative has been particularly focused on working to improve the recruitment and retention of Black and Latino males in doctoral programs at TC.  We work with Masters students offering informative workshops with faculty sharing insights about doctoral education, its value, research and mentorship.  We work with doctoral students offering valuable information to help them progress through program requirements.

Completing the Training and Certification through the IRB is a major milestone in the doctoral education process that must be completed after your dissertation proposal hearing.  This session will include in formation on CITI, the required free online training program in Human Subject Research, and filing the requisite application with TC’s IRB.

We present a number of programs each year as part of the BLMDEI, and this fall we will begin by offering a program intending to de-mystify the Institutional Review Board process.  “The Teachers College Institutional Review Board, in conformity with federal regulations, requires principal investigators to undergo training in the ethics of research involving human subjects.”  As an investigator on a research protocol for your dissertation, you are required to provide documentation of such training. 


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October 28, 2015, 7:00 PM

October 28, 2015, 8:30 PM

109 Zankel

Jolene Lane