Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The TERC Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities.
TERC’s IRB reviews and approves all research involving human subjects to ensure that it is conducted in accordance with all federal, institutional, and ethical guidelines. It covers the work of TERC staff as well as project collaborators and partners and has over 10 years of experience with protecting the welfare, rights, and privacy of human subjects. All research at TERC is reviewed and approved by the IRB before research begins.
The TERC IRB has five members of varying backgrounds that have experience and expertise in conducting educational research. The Board also includes one member who is not affiliated with the institution and one member who is not a scientist.
Valerie Martin, administrative coordinator