Barbara Goldberg & Associates: Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and Consents

Barbara Goldberg & Associates has worked extensively with IRB processes. We are experienced with both academic and private sector IRBs. We can help you develop and submit your research protocol to the IRB of your choice, and can be with you during any IRB meetings. We also can help you to respond to questions from the IRB and develop waiver requests, as needed.

Once you have received IRB approval for your evaluation study, Barbara Goldberg & Associates can assist you to set up necessary record keeping systems to meet IRB requirements.

Barbara Goldberg & Associates can help you to develop written informed consent forms and information sheets needed for participants in your evaluation study, as required by the IRB. We have extensive experience working with programs that serve youth and have developed processes to assure that appropriate consent is received. We also have been involved in designing innovative methods for obtaining consent for hard-to-reach populations.

"In an increasingly competitive arena where funding for services, both public and private, has become more scarce, not only do evaluations matter, they may make the difference."
Victoria Frank, Research Associate, Barbara Goldberg & Associates
Human Subject Protection Training

Staff working with participants in a program evaluation must complete human subject protection training.

The National Insti-tutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research offers free online training leading to a certification of completion. Click on the following link to get more information and to register for training - NIH

Another resource for training is the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Their online training also is free. Click CITI to access their training.