All research involving human or animal subjects conducted by either faculty or students under the direction of a faculty advisor, must receive approval from HASRC prior to any data collection. The University of Montevallo requires that studies identified as exempt based on Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 46 must still be reviewed by HASRC prior to designating them exempt, but full committee review is not required. Research conducted on campus by individuals affiliated with other institutions, must be reviewed and approved by HASRC. Assistance in the selection of the appropriate application process is located in the Procedures section.
These regulations do not relate to those activities within the classroom which are utilized as demonstrations and/or for learning purposes. Ethical guidelines must still be followed in all demonstrations and activities, even if there is no intent to conduct research. Please review the APA guidelines for more information. Should the professor decide at a later date to utilize the aggregate data collected during such a demonstration for research purposes, it will then be necessary for the professor to obtain IRB approval prior to use of the data.
Beginning in the spring semester of 2010, all student and faculty researchers must participate in research ethics training before they are eligible to submit protocols for review. Because approved protocols are required prior to collecting data, all researchers must pass the research ethics test before they can submit protocols or collect data.