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Institutional Review Board
(Humans in Research and Teaching)

                                                            **Notice to Human Subjects Researchers**

                                                                                                                       updated 8/13/2020

In March, 2020 Eastern's IRB suspended all research projects that involve person-to-person contact between researchers and participants.  The IRB will now consider re-authorizing research protocols that require person-to-person interaction. In order to resume such projects, the researcher should submit Form R that explains how all applicable University policies will be followed with research subjects. Such policies include but are not limited to symptom monitoring, face coverings and  physical distancing.  Research protocols limited to remote interactions may continue as the safest and preferred method.

 EIU’s IRB will continue to review and approve protocol submissions.

 For further information please contact the Compliance Coordinator at 581-8576 or Jay Bickford, IRB chair at 581-7881.

 Institutional Review Board
c/o Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Telephone: 217-581-8576






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