Informed Consent and the IRB
As noted in your course work, all research must be approved by the institution under which it is being conducted. In order to gain such an approval, the researcher must provide an evaluation panel of the institution (typically an Institutional Review Board, IRB; or in our case the College Research Review Committee, CRRC) with information as to the type of participants they will use and how they will be handled within the research process. An important element of that handling process is informing the participants what to expect as part of the experimental condition. For this lab I would like you to do the following:
1. Create an Informed Consent form for your research project, using the guidelines presented in the Bordens and Abbott text and in this sample(I will do this sample). Note that the sample was created to depict a specific situation, you will need to create an Informed Consent form that mirrors your research and the sample that you will be using.
2. Determine if your research must be reviewed (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. by the CRRC; which, of course, is highly likely.
3. Complete the application requirements for Student Research; which includes completing the PHRP Training (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (I already done PHRP Training so don’t do it) as listed and filling out the College Research Review Form. (fill everything about the research then I will fill my info when u finish it)
Note: the research project must be approved by the instructor and the CRRC before any data can be collected; (when you finish it I will send it to my instructor to approve it). Students who collect data without permission, or collect data using methods not described within their approved CRRC application, will not be allowed to use the resulting data / analysis / write up for Paper # 4 or the Term Project.