***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** In educating your IRB, chapter and verse is the federal regulation on protection of human subjects: According to 45 CFR 46 on the protection of human subjects, "Human subject means a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains . . . (2) identifiable private information. . . . Private information includes information about behavior that occurs in a context in which an individual can reasonably expect that no observation or recording is taking place . . . Private information must be individually identifiable (i.e., the identity of the subject is or may readily be ascertained by the investigator or associated with the information) in order for obtaining the information to constitute research involving human subjects." According to 45 CFR 46.116(d), "An IRB may approve a consent procedure which does not include or which alters, some or all of the elements of informed consent set forth in this section, or waive the requirements to obtain informed consent provided the IRB finds and documents that: "(1) the research involves no more than minimal risk to the subjects; "(2) the waiver or alteration will not adversely affect the rights and welfare of the subjects; "(3) the research could not practicably be carried out without the waiver or alteration; and "(4) whenever appropriate, the subjects will be provided with additional pertinent information after participation." Dave Bell ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill.Richards" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 10:45 AM Subject: [Fwd: How to address the IRB's concern] > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Nancy Leonard ([log in to unmask]) wrote to ask about addressing the IRB's > concern about the use of name rosters within a social network survey. Is > there > an alternative to contacting everyone on the list to request their > consent to include > their name on that list? > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.