“Doing the right thing doesn’t automatically bring success. But compromising ethics almost always leads to failure.” -Vivek Wadhwa

Research is about making the world a better place, making our lives easier, and helping us understand the world we live in. But sometimes regulations can seem intimidating, overly bureaucratic, and get in the way of getting important research up and running. However, while some may seem to not make much sense, human subject research protections are put in place to help protect not only the people that volunteer, but the institutions, the researchers, and even society.

IRB in Translation is a quick way to get independent feedback on ethical and regulatory compliance when doing research, or help translating complicated regulations.

Our mission is to stay on top of, and make sense of all those regulations, policies, and laws at all levels, by translating it into easy-to-understand language.

Disclaimer: This is just a blog of me writing about my passion: Ethical and Regulatory compliance in human subject research. Sometimes, my posts are just opinions and personal interpretations of the regs. This does not, in any way, serve to be a legal resource or alternative to IRB or Ethics Committee oversight.

This blog is for educational purposes only. It is not designed to provide legal advice or legal guidance. You should consult with your organization’s attorneys if you have questions or concerns about the relevant laws and regulations discussed in this blog.