The Importance of Institutional Review Boards in Research


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The purpose of an Institutional Review Board is to

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1. To properly determine risk, what needs to be completed before IRB can review your study?

2. I am planning on conducting interviews that look into the effects of pregnant women who have no longer taken anti-anxiety medication. This would be a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Institutional Review Boards are tasked with reviewing accurate information about research proposals. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge on the function and importance of institutional review boards. The questions on the quiz will test you on the importance of accuracy to these review boards, the sections of a study that these boards need to see, and the core cause of these review boards.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The importance of ensuring accuracy in your studies
  • The IRB needs this documentation to determine risk
  • The core purpose of institutional review boards
  • Identifying the different risk levels of studies

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the most important information on the importance of institutional review boards in research from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main ideas, such as the different different levels of studies studies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of institutional review boards in research

Additional Learning

To learn more about the importance of institutional review boards in research, review the accompanying lesson called The Importance of Institutional Review Boards in Research. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define an institutional review board
  • Discuss the process of review by an IRB
  • Understand why the IRB is necessary
  • Explain what happens when the IRB sends back a proposal