IRB

WPI's IRB

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 - in the very least - an IRB exemption from your university or institute.

Your IRB

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:

Non-Human Research

      • 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

Anonymous Data

Exempt under Number 4 ( §46.101b4) (subjects cannot be identified)

      • Teacher College at Columbia University, New York, NY

For additional information, please contact korinn.ostrow[at]assistments.org.