Frequently Asked Questions


How do I know if I am doing research?
How is “research” defined?
How do I know if I am using people?
How is “Human Subject” defined?


Do course projects involving human subjects require IRB approval?


Do classroom research projects require IRB review?
Can I share my IRB protocol approval with colleagues working on similar projects?
Is informed consent required even if the data will be collected from my friends and colleagues?
Whats the difference between confidentiality and anonymity? 

Ethical Problems

Who is responsible for reporting any problems that may occur during the conduct of approved research?


Do students’ academic research projects require IRB approval?