I am the faculty adviser/sponsor of a student doing research involving human subjects. Why do I need to take the tutorial?
Although your student may be doing the research, as the faculty sponsor you are responsible for ensuring appropriate research design when human subjects are involved and for assisting in development of the application to the Kenyon College IRB. In addition, you have responsibility for his or her conduct in the field, adherence to the protocol, and any adverse events or problems that may occur. You should also be able to appropriately address any questions from subjects concerning their rights as a subject or potential violations of such rights.
If I think my research is exempt, why should I apply for IRB review?
You must apply to the IRB to have your research proposal approved as exempt. Only the IRB can finally decide if your research project will be exempt from further review. Be sure to highlight the reasons you think your research protocol should have exempt status in your IRB application.
If you have questions or examples you think might benefit others by being on this page, please contact the IRB Administrator