Many courses in the OU curriculum include instruction on research design and research methods. Often the course instructor includes an experiential learning component in the course assignments. This message is designed to help you determine if the classroom-based research project will need to be reviewed and approved by the IRB.
2) The classroom-based research projects will not result in generalizable knowledge that would be acceptable for scholarly presentation or publication. [Explanatory note: Presenting results to a class or for a departmental/college/University research presentation event does not constitute public dissemination or contribution to generalizable knowledge.]
If your classroom-based research project assignment meets all four of these criteria, then no interaction with the IRB is required.
1. Projects that include deception or that may elicit a strong emotional response from the participant and require referrals to mental health professional.
2. Projects that include a physical testing procedure, such as blood draws or exposure to radiation.
3. Projects that gather data from protected or vulnerable populations such as children, cognitively impaired persons, prisoners, the elderly.
Here are some suggestions for the course instructor supervision of projects that do not require IRB review:
We are here to help educate the research community. If you have any further questions, please contact the IRB office at (405) 325-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consent forms used in Student Classroom Research not requiring review/approval by the IRB should not have any reference to the IRB. Please make sure you are only using the following templates:
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