Please familiarize yourself with Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approved Documents that govern the use of ASSISTments for running randomized controlled trials and analyzing anonymized student data. We also require that you obtain IRB approval your university or institute.
We know of multiple university IRBs that have granted approval for the use of E-TRIALS in a variety of ways. Thus far, approvals have fallen into one of four categories:
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Harvard University, Boston, MA
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
Survey and Testing
Exempt under Number 2 (§46.101b4) ("survey and testing" w/o personally identifiable information)
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Normal Instructional Practice
Exempt under Number 1 (§46.101b4) (normal instructional practice)
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Exempt under Number 4 ( §46.101b4) (subjects cannot be identified)
Teacher College at Columbia University, New York, NY
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