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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, blood samples) 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 training 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: If the classroom projects are externally funded, complete the regular IRB application and submit to the IRB for review.  If not, see step 4.

Step 4: Determine if the collected data will be used for theses,dissertations, capstone projects or DNP synthesis projects.  If yes, complete the regular IRB application and submit to the IRB for review.  If no, see step 5.

Step 5: Determine if the collected data from classroom-based research project(s) would be used for conference/departmental presentations or publications.  If yes, consent (and assent, as appropriate) forms  will be needed.  Be sure to answer the questions about consent and assent on the "Student Class research Project Information Form - Student." Please review and use the Example Consent and Assent Forms provided by the IRB as a template.

Step 6: If data from the 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 “Student Class Research Project Informaton Form - Student” – one page per project.  If all students will be performing the same research project, only one Student Class Research Project Information Form - Student is submitted.  Consent and assent forms are not needed.

Step 7: Instructor/Professor collects all files of  the “Student Class Research Project Information Form - Student” and reviews them to ensure all information needed for IRB review is present on the forms.

Step 8: Instructor/Professor completes the Student Class Research Project Information Form - Supervising Faculty.

Step 9: Instructor/Professor contacts the departmental IRB Member to obtain access to the Class Project Reviews OneDrive Folder.  If there is no departmental IRB Member, the Instructor/Professor contacts irb@louisiana.edu.

Step 10: Instructor/Professor places all the files in the designated OneDrive folder and emails the departmental IRB Member that the files are ready for review.

Step 11: Allow 1 month review time for submissions containing 30 or more individual projects.

IRB members available for Review and Approval of class project research

Communication

Lucian Dinu
Burke-Hawthorne 101C
337-482-6103

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

Engineering - Mechanical

Jim Lee
Rougeou Hall 244
(337) 482-5354

English

Sheri Lazare
HL Griffin 226
337-482-5463

Kinesiology

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

Peter Omondi-Ochieng
Bourgeois Hall 135-A
(337) 482-6282

Management

Ignatius Cahyanto
Moody Hall 216
(337) 482-6369

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

Robert Michael
Girard 202B
337/482-6585

Sociology

JoAnne DeRouen
Mouton 217
337-482-6067

Jessica Pearce
Mouton 215
337-482-5198