Community Ethics Review Board

Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP) – “home” of the Community Ethics Review Board (CERB). The purpose of the CERB is to serve as a safety net to ensure that research conducted in the community is ethically safe, morally sound, and provides equal benefit to the community.

The CERB reviews research projects to make sure that:


The community is engaged and informed; 

It will benefit from said research; 

Projects are sensitive to community’s culture and needs; 

Needs and concerns about research are heard and addressed; 

A feedback loop is provided where research results will be disseminated to the community for its use and its benefit; 

The community is educated about research.

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