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Human Subjects Review Committee


If you are submitting a proposal for the Committee's review, please use this form.

The Human Subjects Review Committee is a committee that performs ethical reviews of proposed research involving human subjects. It is charged with protecting the rights and welfare of human research subjects. The 3 areas for protecting human research subjects include (1) respect for persons, (2) beneficence, and (3) justice. These 3 principles are now accepted as the 3 requirements for the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects ("The Belmont Report: Ethical Principals and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research").

Researchers may contact any of the following committee members with questions: Dr. Diane Baker (Management); Dr. James Bowley (Religious Studies); Dr. Kathryn Hahn (Psychology); Dr. Julian Murchison (Anthropology and Sociology); Dr. Kurt Thaw (Psychology).

Please submit in addition to your proposal an informed consent, a debriefing form, and any other additional materials that are necessary to be reviewed like specific questionnaires you plan to use or structured interview scripts. See below for some sample form templates.

Some Useful Links:
The Belmont Report - a report of Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research

OHRP - Office for Human Research Protections

WHO - World Health Organization