The purpose of the 院校检讨委员会 (IRB) is to demonstrate the respect and value for human dignity held by 圣母院大学 through ensuring that the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected in research activities. The committee follows Federal Regulations set forth by the Department of Health and Human 服务. The IRB reviews protocols for adherence to guidelines for the protection of human subjects in research activities conducted by students, 教师, 以及黄金城客户端的工作人员. 另外, the IRB assists in reducing 圣母院大学’s exposure to legal liability that could arise if unethical practices were used in research projects involving human subjects, and maintains protocols to allow for systematic review of applications for use of human subjects for research purposes. All research activities that involve human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Lourdes IRB before collecting data.
All research involving human subjects that is conducted by a Lourdes investigator (student, 老师们, 职员或行政), or by an investigator from another organization who wishes to use 圣母院大学 as a research site, must comply with federal and college requirements for the protection of human subjects. The 圣母院大学 院校检讨委员会 (IRB) is responsible for ensuring that all Lourdes research meets these requirements. 因此, any investigator who plans research associated with Lourdes must first apply to the IRB for review and approval of their research. The Lourdes IRB protects the rights of human research subjects and supports excellence in research endeavors. (184.108.40.206院校检讨委员会)
Students will work closely with their instructor and/or 教师 advisor to develop a research application and to conduct the research. 学生, 教师 advisor and program director must all sign the IRB application to provide assurance that human subjects research requirements will be met.
- 顶石, 独立学习, and personal scholarship: All independent research projects conducted by a 学生首席调查员 必须提交IRB审批. 没有研究活动(包括, 但不限于与实验对象的互动, 收集初步数据, or pilot studies) may begin until the investigator has received an approval letter from the IRB.
- 教室里的项目: Classroom projects or assignments that involve systematic data collection that is intended for use outside of the classroom or that which contributes to generalizable knowledge, 包括调查, 面试, focus groups and experiments must be submitted for IRB review and approval. 由老师选择, classroom projects involving only students from the class may be discussed with or submitted to the IRB.
Researchers are reminded that any project that gathers data by interacting with human subjects in order to contribute to generalizable knowledge must be submitted to the IRB for review. This includes preliminary studies as well as research applications in final form. Upon review, the IRB may determine that the project is exempt from further IRB oversight.
任何类型的数据收集或主题交互, 即使只有一小群实验对象, 需要IRB的审查和批准. The research application and informed consent process should indicate that the study is a pilot.
Projects that use human subjects data that has been previously gathered, 无论是从黄金城下载平台还是其他来源, 需要IRB的审查和批准. 如果要使用黄金城下载平台的数据, researchers must include a Permission to Access to 圣母院大学 Institutional Data for Research form with their Application.
- Research Conducted At Another Institution or Off-Campus Site
与研究地点无关, any human subjects research conducted by any Lourdes student, 员工, 教师或工作人员需要IRB的审查和批准. Researchers using an outside agency as a research site should include an Agency Permission for Data Collection for a Research Project form.
PDF格式申请表格载于 表格部分. This form must be used for research proposals initiated in Spring Semester, 2011 or thereafter.
Sample consent forms and other documents that may be required are located in the 表格部分.
道德标准的连结, federal regulations and definitions are provided on the left side of the main page.
合作机构培训计划(C.I.T.I.). 从2011年1月开始，只有C.I.T.I. 接受教育.