Call for Chapters: IRB, Human Research Protections, and Data Ethics for Researchers


Robin Throne, University of the Cumberlands, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024
Full Chapters Due: June 9, 2024
Submission Date: June 9, 2024


Chapters in this collection will present information relevant to researchers/investigators for guidance on IRB, Human Research Protections, Data Ethics, and Data Privacy for Human Subjects. As an essential guide for researchers/investigators who seek HRP and data ethics guidance, the book audience is also appropriate for new investigators such as doctoral students, dissertation mentors, and doctoral research supervisors.


Offer guidance and the current scholarship surrounding institutional review boards policies and procedures, human research protections for researchers and principal investigators, data privacy, data ethics, and other areas of interest related to human subjects research.

Target Audience

Researchers Principal Investigators New Investigators Research Supervisors

Recommended Topics

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) Human Subjects Research Not Human Subjects Research Data Ethics Data Privacy Human Subject Identifiers Personally Identifiable Information Data Ethics and Ubiquitous Technologies The Belmont Report Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research Recruitment

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 31, 2024, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 10, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 9, 2024, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, IRB, Human Research Protections, and Data Ethics for Researchers. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2025.

Important Dates

March 31, 2024: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 10, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
June 9, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
August 11, 2024: Review Results Returned
September 22, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
October 3, 2024: Final Chapter Submission


Robin Throne, PhD


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Security and Forensics; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering
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