Questions about research review and protocol submission may be directed to the Human and Animal Subjects Research Committee (HASRC) Chair, Dr. Jennifer Moore. HASRC is the official Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the University of Montevallo.
Dr. Jennifer Moore
Assistance Professor/Elementary Program Coordinator
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Alabama 35115
Human Subject: refers to "a living individual about whom an
investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1)
data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2)
identifiable private information" (45 CFR 46 Section 46.102).
Research: a systematic investigation, including research development,
testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable
knowledge (45 CFR 46 Section 46.102). Activities which meet this definition
constitute 'research' for purposes of this policy, whether or not they are
conducted or supported under a program which is considered research for other
IRB approval: the determination of the IRB that the research
has been reviewed and may be conducted at an institution within the constraints
set forth by the IRB.
Minimal risk: the probability and magnitude of harm or
discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater in and of themselves than
those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine
physical or psychological examinations or tests.
Children: persons who have not attained the legal age for consent to
treatments or procedures involved in the research, under the applicable law of
the jurisdiction in which the research will be conducted.
Assent: a child's affirmative agreement to participate in research.
Mere failure to object should not, absent affirmative agreement, be construed as
Permission: the agreement of parent(s) or guardian to the
participation of their child or ward in research.
Parent: a child's biological or adoptive parent.
Guardian: an individual who is authorized under applicable State or
local law to consent on behalf of a child to general medical care.