FWA # 00025573
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) values research that contributes to the field of early childhood services and supports, and is committed to protecting the rights of human subjects involved in research. Anyone who wants access to people, records or materials that include personal or confidential information associated with the Office of Early Childhood for research purposes must submit an application to the IRB for review and approval before beginning their research.
All studies involving human subjects or records pertaining to them should be assumed to require IRB review until determined otherwise. In accordance with federal and state regulations and OEC policy, investigators must obtain approval through the Office of the Commissioner Institutional Review Board (IRB) for their research proposals.
This applies to all OEC employees, OEC contractors or their staff, and other non-OEC researchers (e.g., faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students) who:
- intervene or interact with living individuals for research purposes; or,
- obtain individually identifiable private information for research purposes.
The IRB meets quarterly and approval is not guaranteed. Please submit your application far enough in advance to allow time for a full review by the IRB. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Frequently Asked Questions:
About the Board:
Applications must be received at least three weeks
To contact the Office of Early Childhood IRB:
Write to us at:
Office of the Commissioner Institutional Review Board
Office of Early Childhood
450 Columbus Blvd. Suite 301
Hartford, CT 06103