Chapter 7 – Miscellaneous

7.40.01 Use of Human Subjects

Academic research or training activities which use human subjects shall protect the rights, well-being, and personal privacy of individuals, assure a favorable climate for the acquisition of practical skills and the conduct of academically-oriented inquiry, and protect the interests of the institution.

  1. Academic research

    All research conducted by faculty, staff and students which use human subjects require prior review by an institutional review board. Informed written consent shall be obtained from each prospective subject, or the subject’s legally authorized representative. All research using human subjects will be conducted in compliance with Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

  2. Training activities

    Training procedures and demonstrations which use human subjects shall receive the prior approval of the VP for Learning or a review committee established by the VP of Learning. Such procedures and demonstrations shall be conducted only by instructors who assume responsibility for the approved activity. Informed written consent shall be obtained from each prospective subject or the subject’s legally authorized representative. Students who enroll in programs which use students as human subjects shall be informed of the procedures at the beginning of the program. Students who do not give their consent to be a human subject may be given alternative learning experiences at the discretion of the instructor. Students who choose to neither participate as a human subject nor accept an alternative learning experience will be informed that they may not be able to complete the program successfully.

[Adopted 12/20/05; effective 01/01/06; formerly 1.70.04]

7.40.10 Administrative Procedures  

  1. Research Involving the Use of Human Subjects