Oral history, folklore scholarship no longer to be subject to IRB approval

According to Colleen Flaherty’s story in the January 20, 2017, issue of Inside Higher Education, “Life will soon be a little easier for oral historians and a number of other kinds of scholars who have had to gain approval from institutional review boards. Revised federal guidance

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/19/2017-01058/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects#p-1354

for such boards, to take effect in 2018, says the following activities are ‘deemed not to be research: (1) Scholarly and journalistic activities (e.g., oral history, journalism, biography, literary criticism, legal research and historical scholarship), including the collection and use of information that focus directly on the specific individuals about whom the information is collected’.”

FULL STORY

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/01/20/oral-history-no-longer-subject-irb-approval

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