During the 2015-2016 Academic Year, Spelman’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), reviewed 103 research proposals, a 15.5% increase from the 2014-2015 AY. The committee consisted of 17 members, seven of whom were new members. The majority of proposals, 65% come from the social science. All proposals during this period were expedited reviews (no anticipated risk or minimal risk to human subjects) and were reviewed electronically. Most proposals, 58, were reviewed and approved in 6 weeks or less.
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