IRB Impediments

This week has been nonstop, culminating with finding out that we won’t get IRB approval for the tests we want to do until us REU interns leave Iowa. Basically this means we won’t be able to collect all the data we want until after this summer. As end-of-the-world as it felt like at first, it shouldn’t set us back too much. We’ll still be presenting a poster two weeks from now with a reasonable amount of data and the paper can’t be submitted for publishing for a couple months anyway, so this IRB setback is more a complication than a real issue. Oh well.

On a happier note, we’re kayaking tomorrow! 😀 I’ve never kayaked before, so I’m excited!

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