First Ever IRB App to Determine if a Project is Human Subject Research

[] New Orleans, Louisiana – apps WOW, LLC today introduces Is It Research? IRB app 1.03 for iOS, enabling physicians, medical students, and researchers to easily determine if their projects are human subject research needing IRB (research ethics board) approval.

When Facebook did the massive experiment on “emotional contagion through social networks,” many were appalled that it was done without participants’ consent. Many applauded when Apple, two weeks after releasing their Research Kit, made ethics board approval mandatory for medical apps. Confusion about what is proper research ethics can be resolved by better awareness of the research ethics principles codified in U.S. federal research ethics regulations, and this app is designed to help people understand them. It is a topic of great interest, especially with last month’s House approval of H.R. 6 now under consideration in the Senate that allows for the use and disclosure of protected health information without prior authorization and may eliminate informed consent for minimal risk research. App updates will include any revised federal regulations.

“We are thrilled to release the first IRB app in the App Store for download onto iPhones & iPads,” said Dr. Joseph Breault, CEO at apps WOW and an IRB expert. “With easy to walk through decision tree steps, a zoomable flowchart of the process, as your need it help text, and useful references, it is a great in your pocket solution for our customers.”

Is It Research? IRB app is also a great networking and educational tool. It has the ability to email, text or print conclusions to share with your team and IRB. It has study aids, and helps with Certified IRB Professional exam preparation. Is It Research? IRB app is part of the commitment apps WOW has to deliver incredibly useful human subject research apps for iOS to assist IRB staff, researchers, physicians, medical residents, and students. Is It Research?

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 10.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Is It Research? IRB app 1.03 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.Is It Research? IRB app 1.03
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Founded in 2012, apps WOW, LLC is the worldwide leader in iOS apps for IRBs. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 apps WOW, LLC. All Rights Reserved. apps WOW and Is It Research? IRB app are either registered trademarks or trademarks of apps WOW in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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