Institutional Review Board - Protection of Human Subjects
This policy shall apply to all research, conducted under the auspices of
Administration of the IRB:
The Office of the Provost at
The principal investigator shall obtain the forms for the review entitled “Initial Approval Request for Studies Involving Human Subjects” from the public drive of EagleNet, the Office of the Provost, or the development office of
The completed application shall be submitted to the office of the Provost (including any completed “Informed Consent” forms completed by the human subjects.
The Provost shall determine if the proposed activity is exempt from the 45 CFR 46 regulations and shall further determine if an expedited review or full review by the IRB is required.
Exemptions are usually determined with a week of the submission, expedited reviews within two weeks. If a full review by the IRB is required, the IRB will be convened as soon as possible, but as
Services provided to the benefit of the subject do not require IRB approval unless the service places the subject in any risk. For example, normal instruction is a service, but does not place the subject at risk.
Signed parental approval is required for any subject that is a minor (under the age of 18). The minor must also provide additional consent.
Research surveys and questionnaires do constitute the use of human subjects in research. Such surveys and questionnaires are therefore subject to this policy, with the following exceptions:
· the survey/questionnaire is not supported by any direct federal or state funding, or
· the survey/questionnaire is purely for administrative purposes, or
· the results will not be included in an scholarly publications, or
· the results will not be disseminated outside of
However, if the data gathered in the survey/questionnaire in any way precludes the respondent’s ability to remain anonymous, an “informed consent” form must accompany the IRB application or the principal investigator must formally indicate that the “informed consent” form will accompany the survey vehicle.
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