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The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice encourages and supports research efforts conducted by qualified researchers that contribute to our knowledge about juvenile delinquency and criminal justice. However, because the children under the care and custody of the Department lack the legal capacity to consent to participate in research, the Department is responsible to protect their rights and ensure their well being.
Therefore, our regulations require a careful review of the risks and benefits involved in research proposals, the juvenile's assent, and departmental permission for their participation in research.
Please be advised that the completion of data requests, review of modifications to existing IRB submissions, requests for expedited desk reviewed submissions and other requests are contingent upon Department deadlines, priorities, and the availability of resources as determined by the Chief of Research.
The Department of Juvenile Justice is pleased to work with researchers whose studies benefit youth in our state.
In order for IRB submissions to be considered for review, the principal investigator (PI) must adhere to the following criteria:
IRB submissions will be rejected without committee review in the following instances:
The instructional handbook and required forms can be accessed online in the Forms Library. Please contact the IRB Director if you have any questions or concerns.
Note: Applicants must under go Background Screening. Please use form number IG/BSU-002 and IG/BSU-003. The Requester for part B of form number IG/BSU-002 is the IRB Director (see contact information below).
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
2737 Centerview Drive, Suite 3100
Please note: Documents have recently been updated.
Reports, grant applications, or IRB applications for other agencies will not be accepted in place of the required information in the specified format.
Should you have any questions regarding the completion of the forms, or which parts are not applicable to your protocol, please contact the IRB Director.
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