IRB metrics available to Nebraska researchers

News for Researchers

Posted May 30, 2019 by Ashley Washburn

As part of the Institutional Review Board’s continued commitment to transparency, it has published updates to some of the most commonly referenced metrics on the IRB website. These metrics are important tools in tracking and monitoring IRB performance, implementing quality improvement initiatives, identifying necessary resources and reporting to AAHRPP accreditors annually.

UNL’s Human Research Protection Program has full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

The website highlights metrics from calendar year 2018, including the total number and type of forms reviewed, total number of forms reviewed per IRB coordinator, median review times and the number of immediate project review requests. The median review times include holidays, weekends, principal investigators’ response times and outliers. For more information, contact the IRB at or 402-472-6965.

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