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Classroom Human Subjects Research

Classroom-Based Research Projects are classroom activities and assignments conducted by students under the guidance of the instructor for the purposes of learning various aspects of research. To determine whether the class projects require the IRB oversight, answer the following two questions first:

  1. Are the class activities considered to be “research” outlined by 45 CFR 46.102(d)? 

Research means a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.

If no, 45 CFR 46 does not apply. The projects do not need to undergo the IRB review.

  1. Do the class projects involve human subjects, as defined by 45 CFR 46.102(f)?

Human subject means a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) Data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) Identifiable private information.

Intervention includes both physical procedures by which data are gathered (for example, venipuncture) and manipulations of the subject or the subject’s environment that are performed for research purposes.

Interaction includes communication or interpersonal contact between investigator and subject. This includes surveys.

If no, 45 CFR 46 does not apply. The projects do not need to undergo the IRB review.

If you answered “yes” to both questions above, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Instructor/Professor and graduate students complete “Basic Human Subjects Research” course on the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative see CITI information page (unless course specific for the course is available.)

Step 2: Undergraduate students complete “Undergraduate Training on Human Subjects Research” course on the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative see CITI information page.

Step 3: Determine if the collected data from classroom project(s) would be used for conference presentations, publications or presented as theses, dissertations, capstone projects or DNT synthesis projects.  If yes, complete the regular IRB application and submit to the IRB for review.  If no, see step 4.

Step 4: If the classroom projects are externally funded, complete the regular IRB application and submit to the IRB for review.  If not, see step 5.

Step 5: If data from projects is not intended to be published and the projects are not externally funded, students (or the professor) design the classroom research project(s) and complete the “Delegated Review Form - Project Page” – one page per project.  If all students will be performing the same research project, only one Project Page is submitted. A delegated review is a review of a minimal risk project performed by a person delegated by the IRB (usually an IRB Committee Member). 

Step 6: Instructor/Professor collects all “Project Pages” and completes the Delegated IRB Form - Supervising Faculty.

Step 7: The Instructor/Professor submits all the forms to departmental IRB delegated reviewer. If there is no IRB delegated reviewer in the department, the Instructor/Professor performs review and submits the documents to the IRB Chair.

Step 8: Allow 1 month review time for submissions containing 30 or more individual projects.

IRB members available for Review and Approval of class project research

Child and Family Studies

David Yarbrough
Mouton 104
337-482-1015

Communicative Disorders

Judith Oxley
Burke-Hawthorne 223
337-482-1188

Computing and Informatics

Arun Kulshreshth
JR Oliver 226
337-482-6638

Criminal Justice

David Khey
Rougeau 338
337-482-1249

Educational Curriculum & Instruction

Heather Stone
Maxim Doucet 426
337-482-1898

Leigh Tolley
Maxim Doucet 414
337-482-1475
 

Educational Foundations and Leadership

Dianne Olivier
PICARD Center 255
337-482-5264

Mitzi Trahan
PICARD Center 259
337-482-5744

Amanda Mayeaux
PICARD Center 258
337-482-6744

English

Sheri Lazare
HL Griffin 226
337-482-5463

Kinesiology

Greggory Davis
Bourgeois Hall 124-B
337-482-6615

Nursing

Helen Hurst
VL Wharton 307
337-482-5635

Gwen Leigh
VL Wharton
336-482-5870

Psychology

Hung-Chu Lin
Girard 211
337-482-6586

Sociology

JoAnne DeRouen
Mouton 217
337-482-6067

Jessica Pearce
Mouton 215
337-482-5198