IRB (Institutional Review Board)

A specifically constituted review body established or designated by an institution to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in social science research. According to the Oral History Association, “Recent revisions to the U.S. Department Health and Human Services ‘Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects’ (known as the Common Rule) in 2019 now exclude oral history from IRB review through a strict definition of research.”

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