For Course Instructors, those involved in student related projects, and/or Human Subjects Research
There are various formats for research-oriented UI courses that prepare students to conduct research:
- Research methods course, where students learn about research ethics and study design
- Research seminar, for students to select a research mentor and/or design a research proposal.
Course Related Student Project Policy Revision
If your research methods course includes a requirement for students to conduct a research project for educational purposes, please review the revised policy to ensure that student projects comply with all applicable federal human subjects regulations and University of Iowa policies:
- Policy on Course-Related Student Projects & Human Subjects Research [Revised June 2013]
- conditions under which IRB approval may not be required
- information that must be disclosed to potential subjects
- a tool to help students and course instructors determine if IRB approval may be required
- Human Subjects Research Determination (HSRD) Form – If a determination cannot be made using the checklist above, the student can submit a Human Subjects Research Determination (HSRD) form, through the electronic IRB application system (HawkIRB) to ask whether IRB approval is necessary for a project.
IRB Educational Opportunities
The Human Subjects Office (HSO) provides education and support to student researchers in a variety of methods. If you would like to learn more about training sessions and educational opportunities for Investigators, delegates, and research team members, click here for more information about:
- HawkIRB Training Sessions
- Office Hours
- Research Related Topics
- Classroom Presentations
- ICON Course for Researchers
- IRB Display and Educational Materials
Contact the IRB Education and Compliance Program staff regarding opportunities to set up the IRB display or distribute IRB educational materials.