Social Behavioral Research

Social Behavioral Guidance

Get the resources, assistance, and answers you need to successfully navigate the IRB process for social-behavioral research.

Navigating the IRB


Learn about the IRB process. This section describes the logistics and requirements for each type of IRB submission. Review the instructions prior to creating your submission in HSERA.


Types of Social Behavioral Research

Types of Social Behavioral Research

There are various considerations for different types of social-behavioral research. Each section describes special considerations investigators may need to consider, depending on the type of research they are conducting, and the various research procedures included in the protocol.

Recruitment and Consent


This page is a central resource to guidance on participant recruitment, informed consent, participant facing materials, use of social media in research, and participant compensation.



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