Institutional Review Board

918-453-5000 ext. 5187
1325 East Boone Street Tahlequah, OK 74464

Info and Guidance

One of the goals of the CN IRB is to help promote quality research in the tribe – to that end, we like to help researchers ensure that studies are conducted appropriately to benefit both the Cherokee people and the scientists. The following page will provide researchers with advice and information aimed at resolving any questions or difficulties that may arise during the development of study design. It is strongly recommended that everyone look for official guidance on this page before contact the CN IRB for advice. However, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need additional help at irb@cherokee.org

Links to third-party research websites.

Information and Guidance Documents

  • Helicopter Research
    Any investigation within the community in which a researcher collects data leaves to disseminate it, and never again has contact with the tribe.
  • HIPPA Tree
    Determining when HIPAA applies to health research.
  • Informed Consent Guide
    Informed Consent must be obtained for all types of human subjects research.
  • Lay Summary Guide
    Summary of research project goals, activities, and findings, that is used to explain complex scientific theories and technical terms to non-scientific people.
  • Proposal Guidance
    Checklist intended as an aid in suggesting a format for writing protocols and in identifying issues that scientists should consider.
  • Renewal Guidance
    Federal regulations require an IRB to conduct substantive, meaningful continuing review of human subject research that is within the IRB's jurisdiction.
  • Study Closure Guidance
    Cherokee Nation IRB (CNIRB) defines closure of research as to when no further research, follow-up, or data analyses will be performed on a study.