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Institutional Review Board
In accordance with federal and state regulations and DDS policy, investigators must obtain approval through the  Office of the Commissioner Institutional Review Board (IRB) for their research proposals.

This applies to all DDS employees, DDS contractors or their staff, and other non-DDS researchers (e.g., faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students) who
  1. intervene or interact with living individuals for research purposes; or
  2. obtain individually identifiable private information for research purposes.
All studies involving human subjects or records pertaining to them should be assumed to require IRB review until determined otherwise.

To read more about the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 45 CFR Part 46), please visit the Office for Human Research Protections website (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
To contact the Department of Developmental Services IRB:
Write to us at:
Office of the Commissioner Institutional Review Board
Department of Developmental Services
460 Capitol Avenue, 3rd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106