From Start to Finish: What Goes Into a Study -- Day 145

This series of posts is documenting the journey of my first first-author project, from the infancy of the research through publishing. I am highlighting the major checkpoints of the project — when things move forward or backward — rather than a daily update because that would seriously be boring. Just about all the content discussed will be directly related to the project I’m working on.

If you haven’t read the previous posts, check these out!
Day 1
Day 2 – 7
Day 27
Day 82

Check out the next day, Day 193.

Day 145: IRB Approval

My advisor informed me about our IRB approval the day after it was approved. She just had a baby! So, clearly, informing the lab about IRB approval is on the lower end of priorities -- with good reason.

It's been a little over a third of a year in order to get this approved. The big reason is that there were multiple different protocols that were submitted, all of which include the possibility of me using EEG instrumentation. Also, as mentioned in previous posts, our lab looks at child development and cognition -- which is always a full committee review. So, technically, six full committee reviews in a third of a year is pretty good in terms of turnaround.

Since the news, I've been working on the experimental presentation for the study. I'm aiming for an early January piloting.

In other news, there's a pre-conference at SPSP this year covering social neuroscience, cooperation and competition. I'll be trying to attend this!

See you all in the new year.

Check out the next day, Day 193.

Leave a Reply