Pre-designed Projects for Courses (PDP)
For research methods courses where students are offered a limited set of research projects already vetted by the instructor -- e.g., methods and instruments have been used in previous years, a Research Methods Class Protocol can be submitted by the instructor as a single umbrella IRB to cover all of the projects in the class for a given semester (see Pre-designed Projects for Courses Application). Lab instructors must insure that students understand and agree to abide by the rules of the general protocol by having them sign a statement to that effect (use the Research Team Personnel Agreement Form). Instructors are responsible for ensuring that the protocol is followed. All researchers including faculty, staff and students will be required to complete on-line Protecting Human Research Participant (PHRP) training (see training webpage at https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php). Faculty are encouraged to use the training modules in class and document student completion where appropriate. PHRP certificates and signed Research Team Personnel Agreement Forms must be submitted to the Office of Research Compliance prior to beginning the research.