Mathematica Policy Research Partners with New England IRB for Study Review

NEWTON, Mass. and PRINCETON, N.J.--()--Mathematica Policy Research, a pioneer in social policy research, has selected New England Institutional Review Board (NEIRB) as their IRB of record for review of Mathematica’s research studies.

After a six-month trial period, Mathematica’s IRB Steering Committee has recommended and management selected New England IRB as the IRB of record.

According to Harrison N. Greene Jr., VP, Director of Survey Research, “The committee was extremely impressed with New England IRB’s commitment to the rigorous review of our research protocols and was also pleased with their model of excellence for customer service. The committee members were unanimous in their recommendation of New England IRB to Mathematica’s senior management. The recommendation also reflects the positive feedback the committee received from research staff that have submitted materials to New England IRB for review. Mathematica is looking forward to continuing our relationship with New England IRB and we appreciate the quality of service we have received over the past six months.”

James Saunders, New England IRB President, believes that NEIRB’s extensive experience with social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER) made New England IRB the logical choice for Mathematica. “Our relationship with Mathematica has evolved over a six month trial period into a mutually supportive program that has been extremely successful. This success is due, primarily, to the commitment on both sides to excellence in communication, cooperation, and customer service. We are extremely proud of our Board, staff, and administrators for their professional approach to this and all NEIRB partnerships.”

About New England IRB

New England IRB (www.neirb.com) was established in 1988 as one of the first national, central IRBs dedicated to ensuring the rights and welfare of research study participants. New England IRB has been fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) since 2003, and is in good standing with FDA and OHRP. For more information, go to www.neirb.com, or contact NEIRB President, James Saunders: james.saunders@neirb.com.

About Mathematica Policy Research

Mathematica Policy Research seeks to improve public well-being by conducting studies and assisting clients with program evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection, research assessment and interpretation and program performance/data management. Its clients include foundations, federal and state governments and private-sector and international organizations. The employee-owned company, with offices in Princeton, NJ; Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC; has conducted some of the most important studies of health care, nutrition, education, international, disability, family support, employment, and early childhood policies and programs.

Contacts

New England IRB
James Saunders, 617-243-3924
President
james.saunders@neirb.com
or
Mathematica Policy Research
Jennifer deVallance, 202-484-4692
press@mathematica-mpr.com

Release Summary

Mathematica Policy Research, a pioneer in social policy research, has selected New England Institutional Review Board (NEIRB) as their IRB of record for review of Mathematica’s SBER research studies.

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Contacts

New England IRB
James Saunders, 617-243-3924
President
james.saunders@neirb.com
or
Mathematica Policy Research
Jennifer deVallance, 202-484-4692
press@mathematica-mpr.com