Please include IRB in the subject line of all email communications.
Meryl Nadel, Chair
Associate Professor, Social Work Department
Phone: (914) 633-2471
Tresmaine Grimes, Administrator
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (914) 633-2206
The US Office for Human Research Protection, part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), working in conjunction with the American Historical Association and the Oral History Association, has determined that oral history interviewing projects in general do not involve the type of research defined by HHS regulations and are therefore excluded from Institutional Review Board oversight. This determination was based primarily on the grounds that oral history interviews are usually not designed to contribute to "generalizable knowledge."
If a researcher with an oral history project is unsure whether his/her research meets the criteria for exclusion or, alternatively, should be reviewed by the HSRB/IRB, he/she should contact the Committee Chairperson for clarification.