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Institutional Review Board

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Welcome to Teachers College Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The purpose of the IRB is to ensure that all research involving human subjects is conducted in accordance with federal, institutional, and ethical guidelines. The IRB review process is designed to protect the rights and welfare of research participants.

The conduct of research at Teachers College is a shared responsibility. It requires cooperation and collaboration among the institution, investigators and their research staff, the subjects who enroll in research, and the IRB members and its staff.  

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Basic Ethical Principles

Respect For Persons

People are autonomous decision-makers. For persons incapable of such self-determination additional protections should apply.



Maximize possible benefits and minimize possible harms.


Who ought to receive the benefits of research and bear its burdens?
To each person: (1) an equal share, (2) according to individual need, (3) according to individual effort, (4)  according to societal contribution, and (5) according to merit.

For more information on the IRB review submission process or to answer any of your other research compliance related questions, please email or call 212-678-4105. Our office is located at RH 13.