Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at CRIHB is to ensure that the rights and welfare of individuals and communities participating in research are protected. The IRB has the responsibility to review, and the authority to approve or disapprove research activities that are conducted by CRIHB staff, or that use data maintained by CRIHB. The IRB also has the authority to review documents that are produced from approved research. The IRB has the authority to establish conditions and requirements for approval to ensure that the activities and documents are both culturally sensitive and relevant to the American Indian individuals and communities who participate.