COVID-19 Citizen Science

Episode 3 of the COVID-19 Citizen Science Podcast

Hello Citizen Scientists,

Tune in to podcast #3, where our UCSF intern, Serena, and our Program Director, Madelaine, will answer some of your frequently asked questions about the study. Please note that we are unable to answer individual questions about health, but we will do our best to answer general questions about the study.  

What is an Institutional Review Board (IRB)? 

At some point the “IRB” is mentioned during this podcast. So what is an IRB? Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are responsible for protecting people participating in studies by reviewing how studies are planned and executed to help ensure that participants are not exposed to unreasonable risk. Research involving people must be approved by an IRB before they start. Click here to learn more about UCSF’s IRB. 

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We also want to acknowledge our study collaborators:



Have questions about the study? Send them our way, so we can answer them in our upcoming podcasts: Click here. We want to hear from you!

COVID-19 Citizen Science Research Coordinator

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