Institutional Review Board of the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy

(Prüfungsgremium des Instituts für angewandte Psychologie: Arbeit, Bildung, Wirtschaft)



The Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the Institute of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy gives its opinion on the suitability of psychological research projects and research projects with personal data.

Such an application is particularly recommended for investigations that do not involve any risks to persons being examined (otherwise please contact the Ethics Committee of the University of Vienna), but should be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals requiring formal approval by the IRB. Applications can be submitted at any time. As a rule, the application to the IRB is preceded by completion of the basic questionnaire. You can find help in completing the basic questionnaire here.

In principle, the forms for explanatory letters and declarations of consent as well as, if applicable, the written form of debriefing must be enclosed with the application to the IRB. An example can be found here.

Applications can be submitted by all staff of the Institute of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy of the University of Vienna. Applications from employees of other institutes or from students, trainees or student employees will not be processed. Likewise, no "post-hoc" applications are accepted (i.e. data collection already in progress or is already over).

Applications with the forms for clarification, consent and debriefing should be sent digitized in a single PDF file to the following e-mail address:

Please note that the processing time of applications is usually four weeks. Submit applications for the start of your projects/studies at an early stage.


Thank you very much.


Members of the IRB

Univ. Dr. Arnd Florack

Univ. Dr. Erich Kirchler

Univ. Dr. Christian Korunka

Mgr. Peter Gröpel

Mag. Matthias Kasper, PhD

Mag. Roman Prem