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Research Policy

Any educational research/survey investigator requesting the participation of human subjects, either on or off-campus, must have their project approved by the Institutional Review Board(IRB). Information on how to apply for IRB approval is available online at Institutional Review Board.

Research assigned by faculty as part of an undergraduate class curriculum does not usually require IRB approval; the faculty in charge is responsible and expected to exercise wise discretion and awareness of such protocols. Student researchers engaged in large-scale or campus-wide research projects which do not require IRB approval will be asked to submit the Survey Application form to the Office of Educational Effectiveness.

Recruitment of participants off-campus associated with another school or organization may require additional approval through that school or organization’s process (i.e. IRB, or other research review process).