The IRB recognizes that an important aspect of a college education is for students to engage in innovative classroom projects assigned by their instructor. In many cases, these projects may involve participation in human subjects research. If human subjects are involved, these classroom projects must be reviewed by the IRB.
If a course assignment involves students developing their own individual research projects that may result in presentations outside of the classroom, web pages, publication, submission for awards, etc., the students should submit individual IRB applications.
Classroom projects may
The course instructor must complete the required online training (all review levels)
There must be an informed consent process for all subjects. If the students
Recommended for lower-level research training courses and classroom curricula projects, especially introductory courses, in which students are exposed to or learn about research techniques and methodologies for research involving human subjects but do not actually do research outside of the classroom/dept. and the results are not used outside of the classroom.
(the "Exempt" determination means exempt from further review if all aspects of the protocol remain the same)
Recommended for lower/mid-level research methodology courses
Recommended for mid to upper-level research training/methodology courses.