Pre-designed Projects

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 IRB Application for Pre-designed Projects in Courses).  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) and instructors are responsible for ensuring that the protocol is followed. Students working on pre-designed projects would not need to individually complete PHRP training but should be instructed in the conduct of ethical research.  Faculty are encouraged to use the training modules in class and document student completion where appropriate.