Course evaluations administered in the normal conduct of a course, without the intent to disseminate the results as part of a project on the scholarship of teaching and learning, do not constitute “research” because they are not intended to contribute to generalized knowledge. You do not need IRB approval.
Such a project constitutes “research” by the federal definition because it is intended to contribute to generalized knowledge. The project requires IRB approval.
It depends on who the participants are. If participants come entirely from the course, you do not need IRB approval. If you intend to recruit students outside the course, IRB approval is required.
Such projects are intended to contribute to institutional improvement rather than generalized knowledge, and do not require IRB approval.
Yes. These data are shared with the NCAA for the purposes for the purposes of contributing to generalized knowledge about athletes.
First, complete a Wabash IRB application and obtain conditional approval. Then obtain written permission from an appropriate representative at the institution where you intend to recruit (in some cases, this may require submitting an additional IRB application at the institution). Forward this written permission to the Wabash IRB to obtain approval for your project.
Contact the chair of the Psychology department, Dr. Preston Bost, about your intent to recruit Wabash participants (email: email@example.com; telephone: 765-361-6248). Then submit the appropriate IRB application and accompanying documentation to the chair of the Wabash IRB, John Lamborn (firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 765-361-6081).
Web-based research, as with other forms of research, can be conducted only after the project is approved by the IRB. The IRB will examine the proposal in light of the standards applied to non-web-based research, with extra emphasis placed on the issue of confidentiality. PIs who propose web-based research should therefore carefully describe their procedures for maintaining data security, which at minimum will include the following: a) not collecting data via email, and b) employing demonstrably secure web sites for data collection.
Questions? Contact the Wabash IRB Chair: John Lamborn, Director of Lilly Library, Telephone: 765-361-608, Email: email@example.com