Protection of Human Research Subjects

All faculty, students, and staff at Agnes Scott College or external researchers who are conducting research on living human subjects will need approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) before beginning their research project. Please note that research includes, but is not limited to, independent research projects conducted or directed by faculty or staff, independent student research, and student research performed within a classroom context. Also note that the IRB's definition of "original research" may be broadly construed. Life histories, interviews, focus groups, surveys, and other forms of data collection may require IRB approval.

The guidelines for the protection of human research participants must be used for all research projects conducted under the auspices of Agnes Scott College that to any degree involve using human research participants. Applications and all inquiries should be sent to Consult the IRB web site for more information.

Policy No.  897  Issued  9/1/2011