Institutional Review Boards and Standards

  • Claire O. Burns
  • Esther Hong
  • Dennis R. DixonEmail author
Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)


Establishing evidence-based paradigms requires approval and oversight of treatment research. This review covers the history and status of these methods and procedures beginning with the Declaration of Helsinki. Key elements of ethical guidelines with respect to how participants are protected and cost/benefits are weighted are discussed. Methods and procedures used by universities, states, and federal review boards are also covered.


IRB Ethics IRB review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claire O. Burns
    • 1
    • 2
  • Esther Hong
    • 1
  • Dennis R. Dixon
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Center for Autism and Related DisordersWoodland HillsUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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